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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Airbus Wins $6 Billion Air Asia X Order

Air Asia X has placed a $6 billion order for 25 A330s, as the low-cost carrier looks to keep pace with projected growth in air passenger demand in the Asia-Pacific region. 
The order includes the new extended range versions of the A330-300, which will open non-stop service between the airline's base in Malaysia and destinations in Europe. 
Tony Fernandes, co-founder of Air Asia X said the order will maintain his airline's position as featuring the youngest fleet in the Asia-Pacific market.
“The aircraft orders would further cater to our expansion plans in Malaysia, and the proposed new Thai AirAsia X hub as well as other long-haul ventures planned across Asia. The developments will complement the AirAsia Group's long-term vision of developing its presence in key markets in Asia and strengthen the connectivity between long-haul and short-haul low-cost network," said Fernandes. 
Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2015. 


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