FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Malaysian airline AirAsia X on Tuesday signed an outline agreement to buy 50 A-330-900neo passenger planes from Airbus, the European planemaker said here.
The deal is worth US$13.75 billion (S$17 billion) at catalogue prices. Plans for the neo, a new version of the long-standing A-330 with upgraded Rolls-Royce engines, were launched by Airbus at the Farnborough airshow near London on Monday.
Plans for the neo, a new version of the long-standing A-330 with upgraded Rolls-Royce engines, were launched by Airbus at the key industry event on Monday.
“AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Asia’s largest low-cost airline (Air Asia), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 50 A330-900neo aircraft,” said a statement. “The agreement sees the airline become a launch customer for the latest version of the best-selling widebody. AirAsia X will also be one of the first operators of the aircraft,” Airbus added.