9-Aug-2012 1:30 PM

AirAsia X signs LoI with ILFC for lease of six A330-300 aircraft

AirAsia X signed (09-Aug-2012) a LoI with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for the lease of six A330-300. These aircraft are the same model as those AirAsia X purchased directly from Airbus, with Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines. The six aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery between 2013 and 2014, will be operated on the carrier’s expanding network. AirAsia X will lease the six aircraft on a 10-year lease term. The six leased aircraft will be reconfigured to meet AirAsia X’s existing A330-300 configuration of 12 premium and 365 economy seats. AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said, "These six aircraft, together with existing delivery orders from Airbus, will see AirAsia X’s growth develop, with a total of seven deliveries each in 2013 and 2014, with the aim of being the dominant market leader in the low-cost long-haul segment. We intend to deploy the additional capacity with a vision to solidify our positions in our identified core markets, including Australia, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.” [more - original PR - AirAsia X] [more - original PR - AirAsia X

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