Fer­nan­des: AirAsia X won’t buy Air­bus A350

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SIN­GA­PORE: AirAsia X Bhd has no plans to buy the Air­bus SE A350 wide­body jet, the air­line’s co-group CEO said, 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 yes­ter­day. “Too ex­pen­sive. Fares would go up.”

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 US$317.4mil, com­pared with the US$296.4mil price of the A330-900neo. — Reuters

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