Fly Asian Express (FAX) has signed a contract for the purchase of 15 A330-300s, increasing its initial commitment by five aircraft. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 A330s in April 2007. The first new A330 will be delivered to FAX, the operating company for AirAsiaX, the world’s newest long haul, low cost airline during the third quarter of 2008.
„The firming up of the additional orders reaffirms our ambition to be the world’s most profitable point-to- point long haul low cost carrier. The South East Asian market is constantly looking for cheaper alternatives for air travel. With this optimism in mind we will continue to look into increasing our fleet via leases or acquisition to support our growth,” said Datuk Tony Fernandes, Director Fly Asian Express.
“Having partnered with AirAsia so successfully, we look forward to extending the success of that partnership with FAX. We are delighted to see the innovative low-cost spirit of AirAsia extended to longer range routes operated by AirAsiaX and are confident that the A330’s unbeatable combination of low seat costs and high passenger appeal will ensure great success for this new airline,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers.