Xcintillating PhoeniX

Last week was an exciting week of sorts. It was a short stint in Paris and Toulouse but remains the most exciting time I have had with a visit to the Airbus factory and bringing home the AirAsia X's new baby the "Xcintillating PhoeniX". It wasn't a scale model but a full size Airbus A330-300.

Xcintillating PhoeniX is AirAsia X 21st Airbus A330-300. This aircraft is also the fifth Airbus A330-300 delivery out of the seven deliveries for 2014. We are definitely looking at more new destination and perhaps even more flight frequencies by AirAsia X with its growing fleet of aircrafts.

The new livery Xcintillating PhoeniX is the winning design by Denzel Yap who won the AirAsia X: Paint the Plane last year. Out of the 7 themes, Denzel felt that the Phoenix best represented AirAsia - bold, different and vibrant. Thus proceeded to develop his winning design based on the option of Phoenix theme. Congras Denzel on a gorgeous design! 
Of course Denzel was with us at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse to view his winning design on the new aircraft. 

Our flight back in the Xcintillating PhoeniX was a fun and definitely an eye opener for us. Its my first ferry flight. The A330-300 is able to accommodate 377 seats and this was shared with the 20 of us only. Amazing experience of having the whole aircraft to ourselves to 'laze' around. 

On a serious note, the Xcintillating PhoeniX is fitted with with 377 seats. In making travelling comfortable, AirAsia X became the first low long-haul and low cost carrier to offer Business Class Flatbed seats which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position. 12 seats only so remember to choose the flat bed seats for your long haul flights with AirAsia X! I must say its been a comfortable flight home in these flat bed seats from Toulouse! Managed to get my much needed sleep! 

There is no specific destinations for the Xcintillating PhoeniX. Since its on an aircraft rotation, this livery will certainly be an amazing sight to behold for lots of people wherever she flies. Do upload your pic of the Xcintillating PhoeniX and hashtag #AirAsia and #AirAsiaX. Will be nice to know where she gets to fly to:D
Take your pick or regular seats,  Hot Seat, Quiet Zone and Business Class Flatbed seat.
Love the Business Class Flatbed Seat for its universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. In fact Business Class Flatbed seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 40kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal & drinks and Pillow & Duvet.

THANX AirAsia X for this wonderful experience to France and returning on the Xcintillating PhoeniX's maiden flight. And I think its also apt that I inform everyone that AirAsia X has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 50 units of the A330neo that will be delivered beginning Q4 2017...I am hopeful that with the new A330neo, we will be seeing AirAsia X flying further and hopefully resume its New Zealand and Europe flight since the A330neo is reputed to reduce fuel consumption by 14% per seat thanx to its aerodynamic enhancements and Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

More stories coming up on my short Paris and Toulouse stay tuned. Full set of pictures of in the album Xcintillating PhoeniX

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PS: Please check out Denzel's brand new blog...go show some love too ok?