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Contenders for MAS Stake Become Public

Malaysia Airlines has taken the next step in selling a stake of the carrier to another company in its quest to return to profitability. The country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says that five bids have been received in hopes of selling part of the struggling carrier and keep it flying. Previously, the Government of Malaysia has threatened rebranding or shuttering the carrier should a new shareholder not be found. Internationally, Japan Airlines has been mentioned as considering up to a…

Air Asia X Chooses Airbus A321XLR Over A330neo

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur on Friday,…

Air Asia X Chooses Airbus A321XLR Over A330neo

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur on Friday,…

AirAsia X Receives First A330neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo.  The aircraft will be operated by the carrier's long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand and will be based at Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.  According to Airbus, the new jet was delivered via aircraft lessor Avolon.  It is the first of two A330neos…

AirAsia X Receives First A330neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo.  The aircraft will be operated by the carrier's long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand and will be based at Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.  According to Airbus, the new jet was delivered via aircraft lessor Avolon.  It is the first of two A330neos…

The Fight for the Asian Narrow Body Market

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world with passenger numbers and aircraft sales growing dramatically. At the core of the boom is the narrow body market that features two major competitors: the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. These two companies are in the thick of a…