AirAsia X received its first A330

AirAsia X, the long haul low cost unit of the Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, has taken delivery of its first new A330-300. The aircraft was handed over at ceremony at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse on Friday.

The new aircraft is the first of 25 A330-300s ordered by AirAsia X for the development of its long haul operation, linking Kuala Lumpur with destinations in Australia, North Asia, the Middle East and Europe, complementing the existing AirAsia network.

AirAsia X Airbus A330-300

Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, the carrier’s new A330 offers accommodation for 383 passengers in a two-class layout, with 355 seats in Economy and 28 in the airline’s new XL premium class.

In total, the AirAsia Group has placed firm orders with Airbus for 200 aircraft, comprising 25 A330s for AirAsia X and 175 single aisle A320s for the short haul operation.

Source: Airbus
Photo: Airbus

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  1. Flew on it yesterday. 30 seats in XL. Being a low cost carrier, people from the back of the plane start to creep forward after takeoff, and are periodically chased away by the cabin staff. You can take the boy out of China, but you can’t take China out of the boy.