Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4449 times:
are you sure your memory doesn't mix up A320s with A330s?
Air Asia has been in the news with Airbus orders several times this year indeed, yet they happen to have ordered A320s as well as A330s in several rounds.
How many orders from them this year?
4 at least.
First an order for A320s at the start of the year, then 2 separate orders for A330s (with only a short time span between the 2) and now this one... And I might have forgotten one.
I think this is where your comments come from.
Besides, I wouldn't doubt PanAmDC_10. If he says something is about to be announced as an order, it generally is indeed. Still waiting for another one BTW.
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4288 posts, RR: 83
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4414 times:
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Quoting MEA-707" class=quote target=_blank>MEA-707 (Reply 3): I think I heared about 6 times this year that they ordered another 25 or 50, if you count everything up they should have 250 orders by now, I am surprised they "only" have 125 firm orders so far.
MEA-707 Please excuse me for making a typo. It was not until I saw your post that I realised it should be 175 firm + 50 options. I then corrected it.
So overall 225 orders and commitments for the A320 for AirAsia which made you only 25 out my apologies for the misunderstanding sir.
Airbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3700 times:
Quoting W3ndytj4n (Reply 9): If I am not mistaken, this route wont be available until 2009.
ASEAN members have agreed to open up their capitals to flag carriers of ASEAN nations by 2009. That includes KUL-SIN sector. However, Singapore have indicated since the beginning that they are willing to negotiate with Malaysia on the possibility of bringing forward the opening up of KUL-SIN. The final green light was given when the Malaysian cabinet unanimously agreed in-principle to open up the route earlier than the 2009 deadline.
PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
Quoting WINGS (Reply 11): In total Air Asia has ordered 175 A320's and have 50 more options, which easily makes them one of the largest Airbus operators in the world.
Based on Airbus October Orders & deliveries, this would make them Airbus Nr3 airline customer for A320 series [318/319/320/321] in terms of airframe numbers, excluding the lessors. Taking up their options would put them right behind easyjet [223 frames].
Rank Customer Orders Delivered
Intl Lease Finance Corp 439 379
US Airways 288 176
GECAS 267 185
easyJet 227 107
United Airlines 195 153
AirAsia 175 29
jetBlue Airways 173 102
Northwest Airlines 162 155
Lufthansa 143 84
CIT Leasing 132 68
China Southern Airlines 111 44
Iberia 105 95
IndiGo 100 13
China Eastern Airlines 94 47
TAM - Linhas Aereas 94 50
British Airways 88 77
Wizz Air 82 4
Air China 79 30
S.A.L.E. (BOC Aviation) 78 58
Air Canada 75 75
Indian Airlines 74 37
Air France (Groupe) 71 71
LAN Airlines 68 33
TACA International Airlines 63 53
Air Deccan 62 7
Air Berlin 60 23
GPA 51 51
Shenzhen Airlines 49 6
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9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Thank you PamAm_DC10 for the news.
Quoting Slz396 (Reply 2): Is there an airshow going on somewhere around the globe that we don't know of, because Airbus seems to be announcing one order after the other?
Yes, LIMA (the Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show) is our little 'Paris/Dubai Air Show'. It is a biennial event and this year so far is the most succesful instalment since its inauguration in 1991. The event is more towards military/defend aircrafts actually. This year we have the prestigious Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" gracing the event.
The big news from Langkawi so far:
25 firm order + 25 option of A320 for AirAsia.
Confirmation on 6 orders of A380 by MH with indication of an additional orders.
Firefly/MASwings signed an agreement for a purchase of 20 ATR 72-500.
Berjaya Air signed an agreement for a purchase of 4 ATR 72-500.
AirAsia X signed a deal with the Thales Group to supply avionic components, satellite communications system and in-flight system for its new fleet of 15 Airbus 330-300s, due for delivery at the end of next year.
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 6): More A320s! How many of these 175 have they actually received so far?
25 F series - 9M-AFA to 9M-AFZ (minus 9M-AFW which is undergoing major painting job for AirAsia's F1 William team special livery. VERY BEAUTIFUL!)
4 H series - 9M-AHA to 9M-AHD (last delivery on 3 November 2007. 9M-AHE is going to be delivered soon)
Quoting W3ndytj4n (Reply 9): Quoting Airbus A380 (Reply 8):
KUL-SIN route by Feb 2008
If I am not mistaken, this route wont be available until 2009.
KUL-SIN route will be opened to AirAsia and Singapore's Tiger Airways in February 2008. Each carrier is allowed only 2 daily service on off peak time. The restriction will be uplifted in December 2008, where KUL-SIN will experience a total open sky, a month ahead of the ASEAN's capital-to-capital open sky policy.
AK decicion to make this extra purchase is partly due to this reason, as well as to replace the entire B733 fleets for its non KUL Malaysian hubs (JHB, KCH, BKI), Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia. AirAsia also had set up Vina AirAsia in Vietnam and is now in negotiation for an AirAsia franchise in the Philippines.
AK announced today about its interest to serve Guangzhou, Hainan, Guilin and Hangzhou in China, and Tirchur in southern India from May 2008. Guangzhou and Hangzhou (AirAsia X) have been advertised as 'Coming Soon' in their website.