AirAsia has announced that it will upsize its future Airbus single aisle fleet, converting 253 orders for the A320neo to the larger A321neo version. The airline said the change will enable it to offer higher capacity in response to ongoing strong demand across its network. The change means that AirAsia becomes the world’s largest customer for the A321neo.
In total, AirAsia has placed orders for 592 A320 Family aircraft. Following the upsizing, AirAsia’s backlog with Airbus includes 353 A321neo. To date, the airline has taken delivery of 224 A320 Family aircraft, flying out of its bases in Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand.