August 9, 2019
AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.
With its enhanced economics, the A330neo will bring a step-change in fuel efficiency for AirAsia’s long-haul operations. The new-generation A330neo will be based at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand, supporting the airline’s growth and network expansion plans to key markets such as Australia, Japan and South Korea.
The AirAsia X Thailand A330-900 features 377 seats in a two-class configuration, comprising 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 economy class seats.
AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X currently operates 36 A330-300 aircraft and is the largest customer for the A330neo with 66 on firm order.
About the Airbus A330-900 NEO
The A330neo is the true new-generation aircraft building on the most popular wide-body A330’s features and leveraging on A350 XWB technology. Powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo provides an unprecedented level of efficiency – with 25% lower fuel burn per seat than previous generation competitors. Equipped with the Airbus Airspace cabin, the A330neo offers a unique passenger experience with more personal space and the latest generation in-flight entertainment system and connectivity.
Why This Livery?
Well first, I LOVE the new Airbus A330Neo family. It is such a cool aircraft to look at. Second, AirAsia X’s stunning red paint coat really fits with the A330NEO no lie. We already have an AirAsia X in the A333, but wouldn’t it he cool to fly BOTH in a formation flight?
New and Old.
For me, the A330NEO is THE ONE aircraft that I truly love the most. And that I pray, that one day, one day in the near future, the FDS will commence the modeling of the A330NEO soon. And this livery, along with Delta, WOW Air, TAP Portugal, Air Mauritius, Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia, Middle East Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic will one day be added.
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