FlyAsianXpress, operator of AirAsia's new long-haul, low-cost AirAsia X subsidiary, confirmed its order for 10 A330-300s for delivery starting late next year. The deal also includes five options (ATWOnline, April 2). The airline had evaluated the 777 but was unable to secure early delivery positions. AirAsia's Tony Fernandes said AirAsia X hopes to be flying 25 A330-300s in the next five years, according to AFX News, which also reported that the aircraft will be configured in two classes.

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