KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia, the leading low-cost carrier in Asia, is fully operating on an Airbus fleet.
“AirAsia fleet is 100 per cent Airbus. We do not use Boeing aircraft,” said its spokesman.
AirAsia was commenting on the grounding of at least three Ryanair Boeing 737s due to cracks between the wing and fuselage.
The Guardian reported that Ryanair was the latest to be affected by cracks in the “pickle fork” structure, resulting in 50 planes being grounded since Oct 3. Ryanair, however, refused to confirm the number of affected planes.
The portal reported that Qantas and Southwest had disclosed the number of planes affected by the cracks.
The three grounded planes bear the registration numbers EI-DCL, EI-DAL and EI-DCJ, and are more than 15 years old.
Malaysia Airlines Bhd has yet to issue a statement on the matter.