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AirAsia Order 25 + 25 A320s  
User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4217 posts, RR: 89
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4080 times:
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As expected AirAsia have ordered more A320s.

They have exercised 25 options to firm orders and taken another 25 options.

Total firm orders for their A320s now stand at 175 with 50 options.

Seperately they have announced an increase in the size of the fleet they will commit to in Indonesia to 16 frames

The source is Mr Fernandes of AirAsia, this will be released shortly on their website

Regards, PanAm_DC10

[EDIT - Correct amount of frames on firm order to 175 from 125 ]

[Edited 2007-11-23 02:18:29]


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User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4077 times:



Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
As expected AirAsia have ordered more A320s.

They have exercised 25 options to firm orders and taken another 25 options.

Total firm orders for their A320s now stand at 125 with 50 options.

Seperately they have announced an increase in the size of the fleet they will commit to in Indonesia to 16 frames

The source is Mr Fernandes of AirAsia, this will be released shortly on their website

Amazing. Airbus just keeps pumping out the announcements. Wonder what else they have hidden up their sleeves until the end of the year.  Wink

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

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?

Well, we are nearing year's end, so that may have to do with it...


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

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.


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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

MEA-707

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.  Wink


User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4217 posts, RR: 89
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3972 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  Wink my apologies for the misunderstanding sir.

Regards, PanAm_DC10



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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3401 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

More A320s! How many of these 175 have they actually received so far?

User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3890 times:



Quoting WINGS (Reply 1):
Amazing. Airbus just keeps pumping out the announcements. Wonder what else they have hidden up their sleeves until the end of the year. Wink

So do I!
 Smile

Anyway .. it's not even december.
Airbus normally injects alot of order in this month.


User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

Coincidentally, news in Singapore is reporting that budget carriers could fly the KUL-SIN route by Feb 2008. Mr Fernandes have said that AK will order a new batch of A320s just for this sector alone.

User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3362 times:



Quoting Airbus A380 (Reply 8):
KUL-SIN route by Feb 2008

If I am not mistaken, this route wont be available until 2009.

Wendy



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User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3258 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.


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Well reports are coming in that Air Asia has firmed up it's most recent order.

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.  Smile

PS: Will provide a link ASAP.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2584 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2022 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
  • SKYBUS 65
  • AERVENTURE 63
  • TACA International Airlines 63 53
  • Air Deccan 62 7
  • Air Berlin 60 23
  • GPA 51 51
  • Shenzhen Airlines 49 6



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User currently offlineJdevora From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 354 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

AirAsia To Become Largest Airline Customer For A320 Aircraft

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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12868 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1922 times:
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Quoting Jdevora (Reply 13):
AirAsia To Become Largest Airline Customer For A320 Aircraft

I think this PR is talking only about the A320 (not the rest of the family).

As listed by PW100 there are operators with larger families of A318/319/320/321, but AirAisia will be the largest operator of the just the A320 (just as U2 is the largest operator of just the A319).



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User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1704 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?

31 A320s.

  • 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)


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  • 2 for Thai AirAsia - HS-ABA to HS-ABB (HS-ABC with special livery will be delivered soon)


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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.


User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Tiger, Jetstar given rights to fly SIN-KUL

[Edited 2007-12-06 23:34:46]

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