In a statement, Airbus said the A320s were steadily replacing AirAsia’s Boeing 737 fleet across its network, currently covering Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
It said for AirAsia’s Indonesian operation, the aircraft would initially be operated on the Jakarta to Batam, Padang, Balikpapan and Denpasar routes.
Altogether, AirAsia has placed orders for 175 aircraft for use by airlines within the group, making it one of the largest customers in the world for Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle product line.
“We are also delighted to see this partnership between our two companies expand with the addition of a new A320 base in Jakarta,” said Airbus chief operating officer John Leahy.
Source : STAR
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