Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Air Asia X goes with Airbus
FlyAsianXpress, the long-haul brand of Air Asia, has confirmed an order for 10 A330-300s. It appears as if the world's leading LCCs are going to seriously attempt long-haul operations, with JetStar and Ryanair getting into the mix too. FlyAsianXpress had evaluated the 777 but delivery positions were not acceptable, which is related to Ryanair's O'Leary stating that his airline would wait a few more years before confirming an order as demand is currently high and driving prices up. In the meantime, FlyAsianXpress plans to have 25 A330s on the ramp within the next five years.