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AirAsia X to receive first high capacity A330 in Oct-08; will further reduce unit costs


AirAsia X, which is currently operating with one leased aircraft, confirmed it is scheduled to take delivery of its first of 25 high capacity A330-300s on 31-Oct-08, with a second aircraft to be delivered in Dec-08, at which time the airline’s single leased A330 will be reconfigured with more seating. Three more aircraft will be delivered in 2009, with the airline expecting to operate a fleet of three aircraft by Feb-09, with “two or three” additional aircraft to be received in 2H09. [1482 words]

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  • Expects to remain profitable and benefit from current challenging operating environment
  • On track for further expansion: considering destinations in Japan, Korea, India and Middle East within five-year horizon
  • Japan plans on track despite hurdles
  • KL-London Stansted service to commence in Mar-09
  • To increase KL-Gold Coast frequency on back of high demand
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