AirAsia X won’t buy Airbus A350XWB

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In a Facebook Live chat from London AirAsia X co-group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said “The A350 is not an aircraft we will buy” because it’s too expensive and fares would go up. In 2009 AirAsiaX placed a firm order for 10 A350s It also 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 Airlines typically receive large discounts from the list prices.

The AirAsia group is one of Airbus’ largest customers, but AirAsia X has also been talking to Boeing Co about buying the rival 787-10 jet, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

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