Toulouse, 10th August 2019 – AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon, it is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

AirAsia X A330neo was on display at the Paris Air Show 2019
AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.

The new generation A330neo will be based at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand; supporting the airline’s growth and network expansion plans to key markets such as Australia, Japan and South Korea. 

The AirAsia X Thailand A330-900 features 377 seats in a two-class configuration, comprising 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy Class seats. In Economy, the seating is in a dense 3-3-3 configuration, one extra seat per row over the standard 2-4-2 seating configuration.

While there are only two classes of service, AirAsia X offers four different seating options on its A330neo aircraft:

  • Premium Flatbeds
  • Hot Seats with more legroom
  • Quiet Zone
  • Standard Economy seats.
12 Premium Flatbeds on AirAsia X A330neo
Hot seats on AirAsiaX A330neo
Standard economy on AirAsia X with 3-3-3 abreast, narrowing to 2-4-2 in the rear.

AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X currently operates 36 A330-300 aircraft; they are currently the largest customer for the A330neo, with 66 on firm order.

The A330neo is the new-generation aircraft, building on Airbus most popular wide body A330’s features and leveraging the A350 XWB technology. Powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo provides better level of efficiency – with 25% lower fuel burn per seat than the previous generation of competitors.

Have you ever taken a flight with AirAsia X? I’d love to hear what it was like! Leave a comment and share your experience.

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