Posted on: 02 February 2012 by Mark Howells
AirAsia has welcomed the arrival of its 100th Airbus A320 and commemorated the event by giving the aircraft a special dragon livery, the zodiac of this Chinese Year.
Together with its affiliates in Indonesia and Thailand, AirAsia operates the Airbus A320 aircraft for its entire route network throughout the region. Currently, both the Malaysia and Thailand operations are fully Airbus, while the Indonesia operations will be 100% Airbus by end of 1Q 2012.
AirAsia Group chief executive officer, Tony Fernandes, commented, “We started with only two aircraft ten years ago, and here we stand today with our 100th Airbus A320, making us the largest Airbus A320 aircraft operator in Southeast Asia. We have weathered many challenges, persevering in the most difficult of situations. This milestone underlines AirAsia’s commitment to continue to invest in new aircraft for the benefit of our customers.”