The aircraft, valued at as much as $2.9 billion based on list prices, will allow AirAsia X, the new airline, to start flying as early as October, Fly Asian Chief Executive Raja Mohamad Azmi said in a phone interview from Hong Kong today. AirAsia X will pick Boeing Co.'s 777-200 or Airbus's A330-300 aircraft, Fly Asian has said.
|Quoting EI321 (Reply 6):|
AirAsiaX would be a likely long term A350XWB candidate.
|Quoting PEET7G (Reply 5):|
Well this would hardly be a shocker for anyone if Airbus walks away with the deal...
|Quoting Slz396 (Reply 2):|
What strikes me as unbelievable is that the first delivery will happen already in October this year!
|Quoting Manni (Reply 9):|
The article seems to indicate that they would indeed start taking delivery of them in october. Would that even be possible for newly ordered aircraft to take delivery of them 6 months after the order?
"The aircraft, valued at as much as $2.9 billion based on list prices, will allow AirAsia X, the new airline, to start flying as early as October, "
|Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 8):|
In one of the early reports about Air Asia X this was already lined out, IIRC Mr. Fernandez called the A350-1000 the exact plane he desired. Should be in one of the FI articles.
|Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 12):|
Maybe they've done a deal with EK for their A346 slots?
AirAsia X, the new Malaysian long-haul low-cost airline, is expected to announce next month that it will buy up to 15 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, according to people familiar with the order.
AirAsia X is also planning to start service in the fourth quarter of 2007 by leasing several aircraft until it takes delivery of the new Airbus aircraft.
|Quoting Manni (Reply 9):|
When Air Asia was making up her mind between the A32S and 73S many speculated that Air Asia would go with the Boeing offer. They ended up ordering Airbus aircraft instead. Operating Boeing narrowbodies was no reason for them to stick with Boeing for their fleet renewal. Operating Airbus narrowbodies will hardly be a motivation for them to operate Airbus widebody aircraft.
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