AirAsia Receives its first A320neo
AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A320neo at a dedicated ceremony in Hamburg. The aircraft is the first CFM International LEAP-1A powered A320neo in South East Asia and the second worldwide. Equipped with a Space Flex Cabin for an optimal passenger comfort and efficiency, the aircraft is configured with 186 seats.
AirAsia is Airbus’ biggest airline customer for the A320 Family with a total of 575 aircraft ordered. Of these, 404 are A320neo Family, following the airline’s latest firm order for 100 A321neo aircraft placed at the recent Farnborough Airshow.
The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling and most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft Family. The A320neo provides operators with double digits improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions - with a 15% reduction at entry into service and up to a 20% reduction by 2020.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices. With nearly 4800 orders received from 87 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market. The Airbus’ A320neo Family offers unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18-inch wide seats in economy as standard. This aircraft is the 17th A320neo delivered to date.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA) - view original press release