No big surprise here
AirAsia X chief executive Ben Ismail is waiting on the delivery of the first of 66 new ultra-long-haul Airbus A330-900 neo (new engine option) jetliners from 2018 before announcing details of European services, but told AirlineRatings.com London will be the first destination.
Airport served could either be STN or LGW with LHR even been considered but will depend on which airport offers the most attractive deal
In the long term AirAsia X will look at other European destinations which could include Rome & Frankfurthttp://www.airlineratings.com/news/767/ ... l-be-first
I never realized the A339 even had the range for KUL-LON. A339 design range of 6200NM with 310 pax, just bags, no cargo, is not enough, isn't it? Especially with 9 abreast Y config, D7's A333 seats 377 already, and the IIRC you can cram even more in an A339... How are they going to pull that one off?
Airasia X seem reluctant to take delivery of their A350-900 orders. Are they not confident of being able to sell more seats? Perhaps the A350-900 is a bit too big and expensive for their liking?
I always thought the A359 was destined for routes to Europe. But things have gone quiet about D7's A359 order since their A339 order. Not sure what will happen with it.
If MH bears the brunt of D7's return, will we see the end of MH4/1 & will MH either lease or sell that slot?
I'm pretty sure MH will still have a decent market share of people not willing to sit 14 hours on a 16,5" Y seat
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