Low-cost carrier AirAsia X has placed a firm order for 55 Airbus A330neos, comprising five new aircraft and the firming of a previously announced commitment for 50 of the type at the Farnborough Airshow in July. These aircraft have now been firmed and the order has been expanded to 55 of the new twinjets, which will start arriving from 2018. “This latest deal with Airbus will enable AirAsia X to consolidate its growth rate in 2015-2017 before ramping up deliveries from 2018 ...

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