34 more A330neo for AirAsia X

A total of 34 aircrafts has been ordered by AirAsia X from Airbus for 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was made public at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK by Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. This agreement would strengthen AirAsia X’s position as the largest airline customer for the A330neo. As their total number of aircraft ordered by the airline increases to 100.


 

A total of 34 aircrafts has been ordered by AirAsia X from Airbus for 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was made public at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK by Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. This agreement would strengthen AirAsia X’s position as the largest airline customer for the A330neo. As their total number of aircraft ordered by the airline increases to 100.

 

 

All the A330neo aircraft ordered by AirAsia X are the larger A330-900 model. Offering range capability enabling non-stop services to Europe, including from Kuala Lumpur to London, the A330neo will allow AirAsia X to expand its value-based long haul model with even lower operating costs, while enabling its passengers to fly further more often with highly competitive fares. AirAsia X will be the first airline in Asia to operate the A330neo, with deliveries of aircraft on order with Airbus scheduled to start in Q4 2019.

 

The A330neo will be operated by AirAsia X out of its bases in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer Kamarudin Meranun said: “Long haul low-cost is something we strongly believe in, and this order shows our confidence in the AirAsia X model. We lobbied hard for the A330neo after seeing the success of the A320neo, and working closely with Airbus, we have arrived at an aircraft that we are confident will allow us to expand our low fares offering beyond Asia Pacific to the rest of the world.”