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More A330neos for AirAsiaX

: Jul 19, 2018 - : 2:45 pm

Airbus has received orders from AirAsia X  for 34 additional A330neo widebody jetliners.

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The latest order announced at the ongoing show, confirms AirAsia X’s position as the largest airline customer for the A330neo, with 100 on order. The A330neo now has approximately 250 firm orders.

 

AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Co-Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes added: “Our decision not only to reconfirm our existing order for 66 A330neo, but to add 34 more, follows what is probably one of the most thorough aircraft evaluations the industry has ever seen. We have looked at every aspect of the A330neo from technical performance and reliability to passenger comfort and it is clearly the right aircraft for us to expand efficiently our fast-growing long haul network.”

AirAsia X will be the first Asian airline operator of the A330neo, and deliveries are slated to start in Q4 2019.

 

All the A330neo aircraft ordered by AirAsia X are the larger A330-900 model.

 

“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,” said AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer Kamarudin Meranun.

 

The A330neo will be operated by AirAsia X out of its bases in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

 

The A330neo is powered by new generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, a new optimised wing and increased use of lighter composite materials, which together bring about a significant reduction in fuel consumption of up to 25 per cent compared with older generation aircraft of similar size.

 

The A330neo is planned for entry into commercial service in September and the list price for an A330-900 stands at US$296.4 million

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