AirAsia delays aircraft deliveries
AirAsia has delayed the delivery of 10 Airbus A320s by three years from 2012 to 2015. The low-cost carrier said was prepared to wait so it could take advantage of switching to a new, more fuel-efficient A320 model. The single-aisle jets form part of a huge order for 175 A320s placed in 2005. The airline added that it would still take delivery of 14 new aircraft in 2012 to support the development of its operations in the Philippines and Vietnam.
Airbus last month unveiled a new fuel-efficient version of its A320. The A320neo will offer the option of new fuel-saving engines and features large wing tip fuel-saving devices called Sharklets, promising to deliver fuel savings of up to 15%.