23 Jun '11, 4am

AirAsia places record order for 200 A320neos, making it Airbus's largest airline customer

LE BOURGET - AirAsia is set to place a record order for 200 revamped A320neo jets plus 100 options in a US$17-billion (S$21-billion) deal which makes the Malaysian carrier Airbus's largest airline customer, industry sources said. The deal is expected to be finalised at the Paris Air Show today by chief executive Tony Fernandes, who flew into France overnight to give final approval to the largest-ever single order for Airbus A320 single-aisle jets. The order is billed as the biggest ever civil aircraft order by the number of planes and the third in value for the European manufacturer behind Emirates and Qatar Airways, which is also expected to buy more Airbus planes today. The A320neo is a version of Airbus's best-selling 150-seat passenger jet offering fuel savings with new engines from 2015. AirAsia, already Asia's largest budget carrier, plans to take delivery of 86 ordi...

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