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AirAsia's first A321neo makes its maiden flight

Hamburg, Germany - AirAsia's first A321neo jet made its maiden flight at the Airbus's Hamburg facilities.

AirAsia is the world's largest customer for the A321neo with 353 aircraft in its backlog of which 253 were converted from a previous A320neo order.

We have spent several years reviewing what the future of our operations will look like and today, we’re proud to become the world’s largest customer for the A321neo. With its numerous efficiency benefits and the operational flexibility this aircraft brings, the A321neo will be the new backbone of our operations as we continue to expand to meet growing air travel demand across Asia,

said AirAsia Group Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun during a press conference in June 2019.

The A321neo to become the backbone of the Malaysian budget carrier's fleet.

Air Asia's first A321neo comes with a unique color scheme.