The world’s low-cost carrier, AirAsia Berhard bought 200 LEAP-1A aircraft engines from CFM International with a value of US$23.1 billion. The contract was signed on the sidelines of the 2019 International Paris Air Show at La Bourget, Paris, France, on June 18.

Holding company of Indonesia’s PT AirAsia Indonesia Tbk (CMPP) also announced on June 19 it will be upsizing its future Airbus single-aisle fleet by converting 253 orders for the A320Neo for the larger A321Neo version.

The Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun the upsizing will enable AirAsia to offer higher capacity in response to ongoing strong demand across its network. In total, he added, AirAsia has placed orders for 592 of the A320 family aircraft.