AirAsia takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

AirAsia Airbus A321neo
A computer rendering of an AirAsia Airbus A321neo. Photo: © Airbus

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has received its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The plane features a total of 236 seats.

AirAsia is based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of A320ceo and A320neo airplanes, as well as the newly delivered A321neo. The carrier has a further 352 Airbus A321neo jets on order, after it converted 253 A320neo to the longer variant at Paris Air Show 2019, in addition to its previously existing order for 100 A321neo. Furthermore, it will receive an eleven more A320neo aircraft.

The Malaysian AirAsia also has subsidiaries in Thailand, Indonesia, India, The Philippines and Japan. In addition to these affiliates, there are long-haul low-cost subsidiaries in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, which operate Airbus A330-300 and A330-900neo jets under the ‘AirAsia X’ brand. In total, the airlines of the AirAsia Group operate more than 270 Airbus aircraft.

Read more: AirAsia X ordered Airbus A321XLR and more A330neo in September.