AirAsia X's Senthil Balan, Head Network Planning & Regulatory Affairs, will today reveal a formal 'Request for Proposals' (RFP) for the placement process for new A330s due for delivery in 2012. This will be completed through Routesonline's Route Exchange, in what is a massive endorsement for the successful online product.
The purpose of this RFP is to gather serious proposals and financial support for a new air service provided by Air Asia X from Kuala Lumpur to the European and Africa region. AirAsia X has a number of A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft that will be entering their fleet from October 2012. These aircraft are intended to expand AirAsia X’s presence in either the European and or Africa region. In Europe Air Asia X currently only serves London Stansted and Paris Orly from Malaysia.
Today's event will confirm the information AirAsia X requires and the stakeholder support it is expecting to receive. The process will formally open on May 16 and will close on June 24.