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02/08/2013 - AirAsia X Extends Partnership with AFI KLM E&M

The major Asian low-cost carrier adds 6 leased A330 aircraft to its initial A330-A340 component support contract with AFI KLM E&M.

Paris, Amstelveen, 02 August 2013 - AirAsia X extended its contract with AFI KLM E&M covering the component support for its fleet of Airbus A330s and A340s. The initial contract inked in 2009 only covered one leased aircraft, but has been extended twice in order to support the expansion of the Malaysian carrier. This includes the 25 new A330s ordered from Airbus and the 2 A340s.
Today's extended agreement would include an additional 7 A330s (1 new aircraft, 6 leased), covering component repairs, pool access and logistics services for a total fleet of 35 A330s and A340s.

Supporting the client's expansion
AirAsia X's Director of Engineering, Mr. Soo Hoo Haw Loon said: "We strengthened our trust in AFI KLM E&M services based on the high level of expertise, the proximity of their Regional Pool in Singapore and the responsiveness shown over the years. We are happy that AFI KLM E&M is an active and reliable participant to the development of our company".

Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior VP Commercial, added: "Our Group has built a close business relationship with AirAsia X, proving our ability to provide the highest quality of service. We are very pleased by the renewal and extension of our cooperation, which strengthens AFI KLM E&M's position in this strategic area of the world".

About AirAsia X
AirAsia X is the low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in Jeddah, China, Australia, Taiwan¸ Korea, Japan and Nepal. The airline currently flies to 15 destinations across 7 countries and operates a fleet of 13 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. The airline has carried over 9 million guests since it commenced long-haul in 2007. Our vision is to further solidify our position as the global leader in low-cost, long-haul aviation and create the first global multi-hub low-cost carrier network along with other carriers of the AirAsia Group.


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