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Wed, 14 Aug 2019

AirAsia Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330neo

The AirAsia group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo aircraft.

The aircraft, to be operated by long-haul affiliate Thai AirAsia X, was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

The new-generation A330neo will be based at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand, supporting the airline’s growth and network expansion plans to key markets such as Australia, Japan and South Korea.

The AirAsia group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo aircraft. The aircraft, to be operated by long-haul affiliate Thai AirAsia X, was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year. Click to enlarge.

The Thai AirAsia X A330-900 features 377 seats in a two-class configuration, comprising 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 economy class seats.

AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X currently operates 36 A330-300 aircraft and is the largest customer for the A330neo with 66 on firm order.

The A330neo is powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

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