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AirAsia Indonesia Orders 35 New Airbus 320s

AirAsia Adds Planes and Routes. Darwin-Bali Service to Start Before the End of 2010.

(10/23/2010) AirAsia Indonesia (IAA) has placed an order for 35 new Airbus 320 aircraft to be delivered incrementally through the year 2020.

The Corporate Communication Manager for IAA, Audrey Progastama Petriny told Bisnis.com that the first five planes from the new order will arrive in Indonesia in 2011.

"Presently we operate eleven Airbus 320 and four Boeing 737. Next year five Airbus 320 will arrive. Then in 2012 we will operate twenty Airbus 320. Through 2020, we will buy 35 of these aircraft," explained Petriny.

The Indonesian low cost carrier affiliate of AirAsia has also announced plans to open a new route between Surabaya (East Java) and Penang (Malaysia) and another service connection Surabaya and Bangkok.

Petriny also reconfirmed that IAA will commence flying between Darwin and Bali by the end of 2010.