Farnborough 2016: AirAsia Orders 100 Airbus A321neos
AirAsia has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 100 A321neo aircraft, estimated at $12 billion at list prices. The announcement sees the total number of A320 Family ordered by AirAsia rise to 575, while 70 A320s have already been delivered to the airline.
Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer said. “The A321neo will help us to meet ongoing strong demand as well as further reduce our cost per Available Seat Kilometre across the group, which will translate to lower air fares for our guests. We would like to congratulate Airbus for producing the state-of-the-art A321neo aircraft that meets our requirements for efficient operations.”
“We are extremely pleased to receive this additional order from AirAsia,” said Fabrice Brégier, President & CEO, Airbus. “This is another strong endorsement for largest member of our single aisle family, which is now the clear market leader in the 200 plus seat category. We look forward to see A321neo flying in AirAsia colours and contributing to the airline’s continued success as one of the world’s leading low cost carriers.”
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 12,600 orders since launch and more than 7,100 aircraft delivered to some 320 operators worldwide. The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15% in fuel savings from day one and 20% by 2020 with further cabin innovations.
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