Airbus delivers 8,000th aircraft

Airbus delivers 8,000th aircraft

Airbus has delivered its 8,000th aircraft, an A320 for the Indonesian wing of AirAsia.

The aircraft took off from Toulouse, France and arrived earlier today at its new base in Jakarta.

The delivery of the 8,000th Airbus aircraft highlights the manufacturer’s position as leader in the civil aircraft market, delivering airlines the most advanced, fuel efficient family of aircraft available today.

The product line is also the most comprehensive ever offered by an aircraft manufacturer, covering every segment of the market from 100 to over 500 seats.

“AirAsia has a long-standing, special relationship with Airbus.

“This is a very special moment for all of us.

“The people behind Airbus and their commitment in delivering the best product are key to our fruitful relationship, and we are extremely proud to have the 8,000th Airbus as a member of our fleet.

“It’s the same pioneering, forward-looking mindset and a lot of hard work that have brought both AirAsia and Airbus to their respective leading positions today,” said Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, group chief executive, AirAsia.

“The excellent fuel efficiency and economics of Airbus aircraft are key contributors to AirAsia’s success, we are confident that these modern aircraft will enable us to continue our ambitious growth plans.”

AirAsia Group is the largest low-cost airline in Asia and operates an all-Airbus fleet.