Lots of excitement at Airbus today. AirAsia, the largest Asian LCC, placed a new order with Airbus for 100 more A320 Family aircraft. The contract covers an additional 64 A320neo and 36 A320ceo aircraft for operation across the carrier’s network.
The contract affirms AirAsia’s position as the largest A320 customer in the world. Altogether, the carrier has now ordered 475 single aisle aircraft from Airbus, comprising 264 A320neo and 211 A320ceo. Over 100 aircraft have already been delivered to the airline.
Here’s a video we made of CEO Tony Fernandes when AirAsia took delivery of their 100th A320 earlier this year in Toulouse. This airline and Airbus are about as tight as any airline and OEM can be.
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