AirAsia X (D7) has signed a letter of intent with International Lease Finance Corporation to lease six Airbus A330-300s over 10 years, according to ATW.
The aircraft will be configured 12 flatbeds and 365 economy seats - the same as those D7 purchased directly from Airbus – and have Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. They are scheduled for delivery between 2013 and 2014.
“These six aircraft, together with existing delivery orders from Airbus, will see AirAsia X’s growth develop, with a total of seven deliveries each in 2013 and 2014, with the aim of being the dominant market leader in the low-cost long-haul segment,” D7 CEO Azran Osman-Rani said.
“We intend to deploy the additional capacity with a vision to solidify our positions in our identified core markets, including Australia, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan” he added.
D7 is a low-cost, long-haul affiliate of AirAsia.