12 July 2016 © David Eyre
AirAsia ordered 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft, in a contract announced at the Farnborough Airshow today by AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier.
This is the first order by AirAsia for the A321.
The aircraft will be configured to carry eating up to 240 passengers.
AirAsia has over 170 A320s in service with its various airline units in Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. The latest order increases their total orders of A320 family aircraft to 575 aircraft, making them the biggest customer for the type.
The A321neo will be used on the most popular routes, particularly at airports with traffic slot constraints.
Indonesia AirAsia currently flies A320s up to four times per day on the Denpasar (Bali) – Perth route.