AirAsia X orders more Airbus A330s
AirAsia X, the long haul low fare affiliate of the Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for three A330-200s.
Scheduled for delivery from 2014, the aircraft will be operated on the carrier's expanding network, offering low fare service to destinations in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. The latest contract brings AirAsia X's total number of A330s ordered to 28.
AirAsia X has ordered the 238 tonne increased take-off weight version of the A330-200, which is capable of flying non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to Europe. The airline will configure the aircraft in a two class layout with a total of 288 seats.
"This order reflects our positive outlook for the long haul low cost market out of Asia," said Azran Osman Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X.
AirAsia is the largest low cost airline group in the Asia-Pacific region and operates an all-Airbus fleet. Altogether, the group has now ordered over 200 aircraft from Airbus, including 175 single aisle A320s, 28 A330s and 10 A350 XWBs.