AirAsia X will lease six Airbus A330 planes to expand its fleet
The airline currently has 11 planes and will receive 17 new Airbus A330-300 planes it has ordered through to 2017.
Chief Executive Azran Osman-Rani says AirAsia X has decided to lease six more of the A330-300 planes, to be delivered over the next two years, to grow its routes in Asia and the South Pacific as competition intensifies.
He says the 10-year leasing deal with US-based International Lease Finance Corp. will cost $500 million.
Azran said Thursday the airline carried 2.5 million passengers last year and aims to grow to 7 million passengers by 2014. – Jakarta Post