AirAsia’s new generation aircraft set to make debut in Brisbane ·

AirAsia’s new generation aircraft set to make debut in Brisbane

The future of AirAsia’s long haul fleet, the Airbus A330neo, will enter Australian skies for the first time tomorrow.

The aircraft is scheduled to touch down at Brisbane International Airport at 11.35am local time.

The aircraft will operate AirAsia’s three times weekly direct flights between Brisbane and Bangkok.

AirAsia X Group CEO Nadda Buranasiri said, “We are delighted to bring this revolutionary aircraft to our newest Australian port, Brisbane.”

“Not only does the A330neo deliver significant cost benefits, which can be passed on to guests in the form of great value fares, but it also unlocks network expansion opportunities such as Brisbane, Australia.

“As the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the 11th consecutive year, the A330neo signifies a new era for low-cost flying with numerous features such as ambient mood lighting and power sockets in every seat, so guests are able to make full use of their own devices in-flight. This is in addition to AirAsia favourites, the kid-free Quiet Zone and Premium Flatbeds.”

The Airbus A330neo is a new-generation widebody aircraft that delivers numerous benefits and efficiencies, including enhanced cabin comfort, greater range to fly further – powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines – as well as new modifications including composite Sharklet wingtip devices that generate aerodynamic improvements and reduced fuel burn.

AirAsia has configured the cabin of its first two A330neo aircraft to accommodate 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 standard seats. This new specification aircraft features more personal space for guests, larger cabin storage, ambient mood lighting, power sockets in every seat and the quietest cabin in its class.

For more information about the Airbus A330neo, including key figures, dimensions, aircraft range and efficiency statistics, please click here.

With support from the Queensland Government, AirAsia began operating direct services between Bangkok, Thailand and Brisbane, Australia on 26 June 2019.

Flights operate three times per week with fares booked before 2 November 2019 starting at just AUD$299 (Big Member fare) or $300.50 (non Big Member fare) for travel up to 28 March 2020.

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