Air Asia denies interest in 787 for now.
This is turning into another HA thread. Lol
Gahaa, mirror mirror hanging on the wall, which aircraft best suit my operation for all.. ??"
Joke aside, thanks to thread starter. I could've never imagine my little observation on IG sparked heated debate.
I think all of us need to agree is airlines are free to fish for information with any vendors regarding their products and services. The account, operation and finance folks will crunch their figures to decide which aircraft best suits their operation. A lot of airlines have move away from single OEM to diversify their fleet to match different operational requirement. Additionally, regulatory requirement. AirAsia is swapping some regional A320 flight with A330ceo in order to meet demand. If the plan is approved, soon we will see some widebodies on KUL to SIN, KHH, DMK etc. The Asia Pacific and Australia-New Zealand, AirAsia X main core market, is facing traffic congestion and pilot shortage, AirAsia is exploring many options now.
On a side note, one should note AirAsia Group net debt gearing is very high despite profits almost every quarter. Malaysia and Thailand operation are in good hand, Philippines is improving and Indonesia is struggling to make money. Although they have a lot of financial backers, I don't think they are willing to sink in more money to allow Air Asia to buy shiny new expensive B787-10. This of course will change is Boeing can swing some EXIM credit.
Oh yes, btw Tony has sold its aircraft leasing subsidiary for one billion. Guess the money could be used to par down debt hearing and shop for new aircraft??
Take note though, Tony had some very kind words for C-Series, much publicised event but at the end nothing came out. God forbid, they have 28" seat pitch and 16" seat width!!