AirAsia Group's first
A330neo is being showcased at the Paris Air Show.
will be delivered via lessor Avolon in the coming weeks for
operation by AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, Thai AirAsia X.
Capable of reaching Europe non-stop from
South-East Asia, the A330neo’s increased range and enhanced
economics will bring a step-change in fuel efficiency for AirAsia’s long haul operations.
The Thai AirAsia X A330-900
features 377 seats in a two-class configuration, comprising 12
business class and 365 economy class seats.
AirAsia X currently operates 36 A330-300
aircraft. The airline is the largest customer for the A330neo with
66 on order. In addition, the airline will acquire two aircraft on
lease from Avolon this year.
The A330-900 is the larger of the two A330neo
variants. The A330neo Family is the new generation A330,
comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 sharing 99% commonality.
The aircraft builds on the proven economics,
versatility and reliability of the A330 Family, while reducing
fuel consumption and increasing range by up to 1,500 nm
compared to the majority of A330s in operation.
The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s
latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with
increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets. The cabin
provides the comfort of the new Airspace amenities including
state-of-the-art passenger inflight entertainment and WiFi
The aircraft will be on the Airbus
static display at Le Bourget until Wednesday, 19 June.