SINGAPORE: Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd has no plans to buy the Airbus SE A350 widebody jet, the airline's co-group CEO said on Monday, despite the airline having 10 of them on order. "The A350 is not an aircraft we will buy," AirAsia X co-group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in a Facebook Live chat from London. "AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of AirAsia Bhd , placed a firm order for 10 A350s in June 2009. It later ordered 66 A330neos, an updated version of the A330s it has in its current fleet.The A350-900 has a longer range but also comes with a higher list price of $317.4 million, compared with the $296.4 million price of the A330-900neo. The 787-10 has a list price of $325.8 million.A spokeswoman for the AirAsia group said it was unable to comment on the fate of the A350 orders or whether the airline was in talks with Boeing about the 787-10.
Source: The Star April 16, 2018 09:22 UTC