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AirAsia orders 100 additional Airbus A320 Family aircraft

AirAsia A320-200 F-WWIC (9M-AQQ)(12)(Grd) TLS (YD)(LRW)

AirAsia ( (Malaysia) (Kuala Lumpur) has placed a new order with Airbus for 100 additional A320 Family aircraft. The contract covers an additional 64 A320neo and 36 A320ceo aircraft for operation across the carrier’s network.

The order was announced during a visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron to the Airbus wing manufacturing facility at Broughton in the UK, where Mr Cameron witnessed the signing of documents by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia and Fabrice Brégier, President & CEO, Airbus.

The contract reaffirms AirAsia’s position as the largest A320 Family airline customer in the world. Altogether, the carrier has now ordered 475 single aisle aircraft from Airbus, comprising 264 A320neo and 211 A320ceo. Over 100 aircraft have already been delivered to the airline and are flying out of its bases in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila and Tokyo.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurospot. The first new Airbus A320 for AirAsia with the new Sharklet winglets is this Airbus A320-216 with the temporary registration of F-WWIC (msn 5428) at Toulouse. The new airliner, which also sports the new 2012 livery, will be delivered as 9M-AQQ.

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Bottom Image: Airbus.

AirAsia A320-200neo (Flt)(Airbus)(LRW)

Thai AirAsia to return to Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport on October 1

Thai AirAsia ( (Bangkok) will move all of its operations from the large (but more congested) Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) back to the smaller (but underutilized) Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) on October 1. The low-fare airline is currently being impacted at BKK with a runway closure that is renovating the east runway until August 9, 2012.

The company issued the following statement:

“AirAsia affirms its readiness to transfer all operations to Don Mueang International Airport by October 1, 2012. The airline assures Don Mueang Airport will be able to accommodate its growing fleet and provide its customers with the utmost satisfaction.”

Thai AirAsia is planning to grow its Airbus A320 fleet to 48 aircraft.

Copyright photo: Jay Selman. Airbus A320-216 HS-ABI (msn 3729) in the standard 2003 livery lines up to land at BKK.

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AirAsia faces possible legal action in Australia, will launch a new logojet in Thailand

AirAsia ( (Kuala Lumpur) is facing possible legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly failing to disclose the full price of fares for flights from Australia to internation destinations according to this report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Copyright Photo: Laurent Errera. Thai AirAsia will soon take delivery of this new “World’s Best Low Cost Airline 2009 2010 2011” logojet. The special Airbus A320-216 with the temporary marks of F-WWIZ will become HS-ABW (msn 4980) on delivery.

AirAsia X to stop flying to India and Europe

AirAsia X ( (Kuala Lumpur) has announced it will suspend scheduled low-fare flights to Mumbai, India from January, while the services to New Delhi, London and Paris will all cease at the end of March due to high taxes and high fuel costs.

The long-range subsidiary of AirAsia will concentrate on serving Asia and Australia. AirAsia will continue to serve India with Airbus A320s.

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Copyright Photo: Pedro Pics. Please click on the photo for information on this Oakland Raiders logojet.

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AirAsia is considering another order for 25-30 Airbus A320s

AirAsia ( (Malaysia) (Kuala Lumpur) is considering another order for 25 to 30 additional Airbus A320s according to CEO Tony Fernandes and this article in the Business Times.

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AirAsia to launch the Kuala Lumpur-Da Nang route on December 16

AirAsia ( (Malaysia) (Kuala Lumpur) has announced it will launch the Kuala Lumpur-Da Nang, Vietnam route on December 16.

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AirAsia’s first quarter net profit declines 23% to $56 million

AirAsia Bhd’s (AirAsia Group) (Kuala Lumpur) net profit declined 23% to $56 million for the first quarter ending on March 31.

AirAsia’s Short-Haul Routes from Kuala Lumpur:

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