This would bring their total orders for the single-aisle aircraft from the Airbus family to 100. AirAsia, which currently operates seven A-320s besides Boeings, would completely replace its B 737-300 fleet with the newly-ordered A-320s, the airline said.
The AirAsia Group comprises the airline units in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia and all of their A-320s would be configured with 180 economy seats. AirAsia is one of the several low-cost carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, including India, which have taken A-320 family of aircraft in their fleet.
More than 520 A-320 family of planes, comprising A-318s, A-319s, A-320s and A-321s, are in service with 39 airlines in the region, with total orders from Asia-Pacific now close to 1,000 aircraft.