AirAsia inks huge Airbus deal

AirAsia inks huge Airbus deal

Malaysia-based low-budget airline the largest customer for A320 aircraft
AirAsia has ordered 264 A320neo and 211 A320ceo aircraft, according to an Airbus statement.

Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia has placed an order for 100 more Airbus aircraft.

Even before this new deal, AirAsia was Airbus’ best customer in the world for A320 jets.

The 100 new planes brings AirAsia's total Airbus A320 orders to 475.  

UK Prime Minister David Cameron presided over the official signing ceremony at the UK Airbus wing manufacturing facility in Broughton for the reported US$9.3 billion deal.

“AirAsia is one of the great success stories of recent years in the airline business,” Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier said in a press statement.

The new order comprises 36 A320 with the current engine option and 64 A320 jets featuring the new engine option with 15 percent lower fuel consumption. 

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