Thursday, December 13, 2012

AirAsia orders 100 A320s

Airbus said it has received an order for 100 Airbus A320 aircraft from AirAsia. Asia's largest budget airline is expanding its fleet to tap into the robust growth in air travel in the region. The order had been widely anticipated in recent months. The price was not disclosed, but the list price would come to $9.37 billion. (Source: Fox Business, 12/13/12) Gulf Coast note: Airbus plans to build an A320 assembly line in Mobile, Ala.