AirAsia takes delivery of its first A321neo

November 22, 2019 | 11:04
AirAsia, a global leader in aeronautics, space, and related services, has received its first A321neo aircraft during a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on November 19, the first of 353 A321neos ordered by the airline.
airasia takes delivery of its first a321neo

The A321neo will enable AirAsia to offer higher capacity in response to the strong demand across its network as well as to open up new routes with the highest levels of efficiency. AirAsia will initially operate the aircraft from its Kuala Lumpur hub to cities across Asia, with the first destinations including Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Bangkok, and Shenzhen.

AirAsia’s A321neo features a single-class layout with 236 seats in the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky. AirAsia is Malaysia's low-cost airline, currently flying to 130 destinations across the Asia-Pacific, including Vietnam.

The A321neo is a member of the best-selling A320 family, delivering 20 per cent reduced fuel burn as well as 50 per cent less noise compared to previous generation aircraft. The A320neo family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets. At the end of October 2019, the A320neo family had received more than 7,000 firm orders from over 110 customers worldwide.

Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. It is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport, and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

In 2018, Airbus generated revenues of €64 billion ($70.8 billion) and employed a workforce of around 134,000.

Vietnam is a potential market for Airbus where many airlines, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Bamboo Airways, and many others, have plans to buy more new aircraft to serve their expansion demands.

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