PETALING JAYA: AirAsia X Bhd has entered into a conditional amendment agreement with Airbus S.A.S for the purchase and delivery of an additional 34 A330-900neo aircraft pursuant to the A330-300 purchase agreement dated June 14, 2007.
This comes after the low-cost long-haul carrier announced yesterday that it had placed an order of 100 Airbus A330neo widebody aircraft.
AirAsia X told Bursa Malaysia that the aircraft will be delivered between October 2019 and the second half of year 2028.
The aircraft will each be fitted with a set of two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-72 engines.
The group said the rationale for entering into the conditional agreement is to seek additional aircraft for its operational growth and also for aircraft replacement in respect of current aircraft on lease, which will be returned to the respective lessors within the next 10 years.
"The new generation aircraft provide many benefits including greater fuel efficiencies, lower operating costs, enhanced customer comfort and importantly, greater range capability enabling non-stop services to new international markets, namely Europe and the US."
It added that the additional delivery of the aircraft also provide opportunities for the group to operate from other hubs in Malaysia such as Penang and Kota Kinabalu.