AIRASIA Bhd, the lowcost carrier that flies only Airbus SE planes, will consider using newly-developed aircraft such as the Chinese-made C919 as the airline expands its fleet and destinations.
“I think as an airline you have to look at everything,” said AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, when asked whether the carrier would consider the C919.
“We will be foolish not to look at new planes.”
Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of IAG SA, the owner of British Airways, has said the company would consider the Chinese-made aircraft.
Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd, the planemaker, has commitments from 23 customers for about 570 of the C919, which took its maiden flight on May 5.
AirAsia made a key advancement in its goal to create a panAsian