AirAsia won’t take jet deliveries this 12 months, re-looking at Airbus order e book

FILE PHOTO: An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 plane approaches Singapore’s Changi Airport January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL) said on Wednesday it did not intend to take any new aircraft deliveries this year due to the sharp fall in demand from the coronavirus crisis and was relooking at its order book with Airbus SE (AIR.PA).

Reuters last week reported Airbus has put six jets up for sale after giving up on AirAsia taking delivery of them, according to sources familiar with the matter.

AirAsia is one of the European manufacturer’s largest customers.

Reporting by Jamie Freed; Editing by Himani Sarkar

Source: Reuters