Automatically changes when the new rules are announced.



Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 2 SEPTEMBER 2019

AirAsia X in big Airbus order

A major Airbus order including the new A321XLR was announced last week by Malaysia-based long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X, a sister company of Air Asia. The company has ordered 30 of the new variant, plus 12 more A330neo models.

Airbus launched the A321XLR – an A321 with a range beyond that of the A321LR (below) – at the Paris Air Show, while the A330 order takes AirAsia X’s commitment to the model to 78, cementing the carrier’s position as the type’s largest customer.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “Together, these aircraft are perfect partners for long-haul low-cost operations and will allow us to build further on our market leading position in this fast-growing sector.”

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury added: “This powerful solution will provide AirAsia X with the lowest possible operating costs to expand its network and enable even more people to fly further than ever before.”

According to Airbus, the A330neo will bring AirAsia X fuel savings of 25% and the A321XLR 30% lower fuel burn compared to older-generation competitor aircraft of a similar size.

The contract for the order was signed by AirAsia X CEO Rafidah Aziz and Faury, with Malaysian prime minister Mahathir bin Mohamad looking on.

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.