AirAsia renegotiates plane orders with Airbus

TheStar Fri, Feb 23, 2024 12:00am - 1 month View Original


“With the new fleet, we can really connect all of Asean with the rest of the world," Fernandes said.

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia, the aviation arm of Capital A Bhd, has renegotiated its plane orders with Europe’s Airbus as the airline starts to kick off its dreams of flying around the world with Asean as a central hub.

Chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said both parties have agreed to modify about 10% or 36 planes of the over 400-plane order book, opting for A321lr instead of the initial A321neo.

Speaking about the significance of this deal, Fernandes said this amendment will unlock the group’s dreams of flying longer distances and establishing AirAsia as a key player in connecting diverse destinations across Asia and the world.

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