The ambitious budget carrier, which has ordered 15 new Airbus A330 aircraft for its medium-haul routes which will start arriving from September 2008, also plans to acquire another two leased A340s in mid-2008.
"This will allow us to fly to London or Manchester, whichever airport imposes lower airport charges," Azran said.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19022 posts, RR: 53 Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7095 times:
ATW yesterday posted:
"AirAsia X's first 396-seat A330 is due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur today for the carrier's service launch later this month. The A330 will be the first of three leased by the long-haul LCC to arrive with another 10 on firm order to be delivered next year. Air Asia X initially will launch flights from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne Avalon and London Stansted."
What extraordinarily little information there is seems to differ from publication to publication. I guess the best advice is to just wait and see.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
I read somewhere that they plan to use BAH as a long-haul hub. Would actually make sense, fuel should not be too expensive there, and to a route such as KUL-STN it would only add 550km. Non-stop might be a bit too long for a 396-seat A333.