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AirAsia Receives First A320neo Aircraft

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KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia Bhd took delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a dedicated ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.

It is the first CFM International LEAP-1A powered A320neo in Southeast Asia and the second worldwide, Airbus said in a statement today.

“Equipped with a Space Flex Cabin for optimal passenger comfort and efficiency, the aircraft is configured with 186 seats,” it added.

AirAsia is Airbus’ biggest airline customer for the A320 family with 575 aircraft ordered. Of these, 404 are of the A320neo family, following the airline’s latest firm order for 100 A321neo aircraft placed at the recent Farnborough Airshow.

The A320neo family is the world’s best-selling and most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft. It provides operators with double-digit improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, with a 15 per cent reduction at entry into service and up to a 20 per cent by 2020.

— BERNAMA

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