AirAsia India has taken delivery of its first of nine new Airbus A320 with Sharklets, to add to the 10 A320s already flying for the youngest domestic airliner of India. The company is a joint venture between AirAsia Group, Tata Sons and Telstra Tradeplace.
The new A320 is powered with CFM engines and has an all-economy lay-out for 180 seats. AirAsia India’s fleet will be drawn from the 475 A320 Family aircraft ordered by the AirAsia Group. To date, almost a third of the aircraft on order have already been delivered and are flying out of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila and now Chennai. The AirAsia Group has also ordered 51 A330s and 10 A350 XWBs for its long haul affiliate AirAsia X.