Maiden Airbus A330neo for AirAsia Group

Toulouse, France - Malaysian Group AirAsia has received its first of two Airbus A330neo.

The company's first A330neo will be based at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand for the operations of the Group's long-haul subsidiary Air Asia X.

The aircraft, which was leased from Irish lessor Avolon, is configured to accommodate 377 seats in a two-class layout - 12 in Premium Class and 365 in Economy.

Airbus's fuel-efficient widebody jet will allow the airline to materialize its network expansion plans to destinations such as Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

AirAsia X currently operates 36 previous generation Airbus A330-300. The operator is the largest A330neo customer in the world with a firm order for 66 aircraft.

The A330-900 is powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The aircraft consumes around 25% less fuel than its previous generation competitors.

In addition to its efficiency, the new Airbus Airspace cabin offers a unique flight experience with its spacious seats and the latest technology IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) system, including broadband internet connectivity.