By THE NATION
The A321neo will enable AirAsia to offer higher capacity to meet growing demand across its network, as well as opening new routes with the highest level of efficiency.
AirAsia will initially operate the aircraft from its Kuala Lumpur hub to cities across Asia, with the first destinations being Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Bangkok and Shenzhen.
AirAsia's A321neo features a single class layout with 236 seats in the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky.
The A321neo is a member of the best-selling A320 family, delivering 20 per cent reduced fuel burn as well as 50 per cent less noise compared to aircraft of the last generation.
The A320neo family incorporates the latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklets. As of the end of October, the A320neo family had received more than 7,000 firm orders from over 110 customers worldwide.