Sunday, 22 December 2013

AirAsia X Cheap flights to Europe set to return

Good news for frequent flyers to Europe...

Low-cost Malaysian airline AirAsia X announced on Wednesday an order of 25 long-range A330-300 aircraft with a catalogue price of nearly $US6 billion (RM19.6 billion) as it looks to return to serving Europe.

"This order stamps our firm intent to dominate the long-haul, low-cost carrier space and marks the next phase in our development to be the undisputed global market leader," AirAsia X's director Tony Fernandes was quoted as saying in a statement.

Airbus said at a joint press conference in Paris it was the biggest single order for the widebody twin-engine aircraft from an airline, and would begin delivering the planes to the long-haul affiliate of the AirAsia group in 2015.

The order includes the latest version of the A330-300 capable of flying from Asia to Europe or the Americas non-stop.

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