AirAsia Philippines said Tuesday it plans to double its number of aircraft next year with the renewal of the agreement between parent firm Capital A and long-time partner and engine provider CFM International.
CFM’s focus on improving fleet stability on site and 24/7 virtual monitoring of AirAsia’s LEAP-1A engine operation provides a crucial catalyst for AirAsia to reinstate its full fleet across the group, it said.
This support is crucial to AirAsia Philippines as the airline plans to double its fleet count in 2024 to support its planned expansion to 45 domestic and international routes.
“The solid backing from CFM International will help us fast-track our recovery plan and expansion next year. We expect that this will also allow us to better operate our existing aircraft and the additional A321neo and A330 to service our existing and new markets here in the country and in ASEAN giving our guests a better alternative and the best value for money, whilst maintaining our world-class service,” said AirAsia Philippines head of communications and public affairs Steve Dailisan.
Capital A looks forward to capitalizing on this renewed partnership, as the airline reinstates its 204 fleet and expands to above 300 aircraft in the next five years.