Malaysia-based Airasia X orders further Airbus aircraft

Airasia X, the long-haul low-fare affiliate of the Malaysia-based Airasia group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for three A330-200s.

Scheduled for delivery from 2014, the aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s expanding network offering low-fare service to destinations in Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

Airasia X has ordered the 238-tonne increased-take-off-weight version of the A330-200, which is capable of flying non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to Europe, and will configure the aircraft in a two-class layout with a total of 288 seats.

This latest contract brings Airasia X’s total number of A330s ordered to 28.