Thai AirAsia X becomes Airbus A330neo operator

Thai AirAsia X Airbus A330neo
Photo: © Clément Alloing

Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia X has received its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which is leased from lessor Avolon.

Thai AirAsia X currently has an all-Airbus A330 fleet of ten Airbus A330-300s. A second Airbus A330neo is scheduled to join the fleet by the end of the year. The airline’s first Airbus A330neo was unveiled during the Paris Air Show 2019 in June.

Thai AirAsia X Airbus A330neo
Unveiling event of AirAsia’s first A330neo at the Paris Air Show. Photo: © Nick Wenzel / IFN

The brand new aircraft features 377 seats in a two-class cabin with a 3-3-3 configuration in Economy class. The carrier offers four different seating options on its A330neo aircraft; ‘Premium Flatbeds’, ‘Hot Seats’ with more legroom, as well as a ‘Quiet Zone’ in addition to the standard seats.

Thai AirAsia X Airbus A330neo
The Thai AirAsia X cabin on the Airbus A330neo. Photo: © Nick Wenzel / IFN

Based at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand, the A330neo will be deployed on the airline’s low-cost long-haul routes, including to destinations in Australia, China, Japan and South Korea. All airlines of the AirAsia Group operate an all-Airbus fleet of A320 family and A330 aircraft. Furthermore, the Group has additional A320neo, A321neo and A330neo jets on order. It is the largest customer of the A330neo aircraft type.