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AirAsia Marks New Decade with the Latest A321neo aircraft

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AirAsia Group currently operates an exclusive Airbus fleet flying out of its hubs in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and Japan. With its trademark slogan ‘Now everyone can fly’, AirAsia is on track to deliver more services and opening up more destinations with its newest Airbus A321neo fleet.

The delivery ceremony took place in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Air Asia

AirAsia will operate A321neo aircraft from its Kuala Lumpur hub to cities across Asia, with the first destinations including Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, and Bangkok.

Doubles Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (12 Flights per day)

Over 1 million passengers were carried by AirAsia for the Singapore and Kuala Lumpur sector in 2019, which was touted to be the world’s busiest route. That is estimated to be 20,000 passengers each week! To meet the demand, AirAsia has doubled its seating capacity with wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft which seats 337 passengers for this sector. And most recently, with the arrival of fuel-efficient A321neo aircraft with 236 seats, there is a 27% increase in capacity compared to AirAsia’s present fleet of A320 (180 seats) and A320neo (186 seats).

To put it simply, the new generation aircraft will translate to cost-saving benefits for the guests in the form of great value fares now that the A321neo aircraft delivers significant capacity.

Now, this is great news for Singaporeans looking for an affordable getaway and staycation in Kuala Lumpur! We recently flew on A321neo to Kuala Lumpur for a short getaway! Stay tuned to our youtube channel for updates.

Expansion opportunities to both new and existing markets 

Its existing fleet of A320 and A320neo will be replaced with the A321neo aircraft for its network covering Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and Japan, making it the world’s largest customer for the A321neo. We’re excited to see how AirAsia will use the larger and longer-range jet in Asia!

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