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 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.