Quote: Airbus and the world’s largest A320 customer AirAsia announced that the airline will become the first operator of the A320 with ‘Sharklets’ when they take delivery of the first A320 equipped with these fuel-saving wing-tip devices at the end of this year.
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behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4793 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
I really hope that Air Asia orders many A321NEOs as part of this mega order as this aircraft operating economics on high volume medium haul routes is quite exceptional as you gain approximately 20% more capacity at only 7% higher operational costs !
The A321NEO can easily operate routes such as KUL-BOM, KUL-PEK, KUL-PVG and KUL-DEL nonstop without any payload restrictions + can be used on routes which are currently seeing very high S/F on the A320s.