Adam Air, a rapidly growing Indonesian low-cost carrier has selected the Airbus A320 for a complete fleet modernisation by initially leasing six aircraft and confirming the intention to build-up a fleet of thirty aircraft over the next five years. The long term A320 fleet will comprise of both leased and purchased aircraft and will be used to totally replace the existing fleet of old generation Boeing 737s. The A320s will be deployed on Adam Air's domestic and international network that currently extends to 30 destinations in Indonesia and neighbouring south-east Asian nations.
Adam Air's A320s will be configured in a comfortable 180-seat layout with the biggest overhead bins and the most passenger space. The advanced A320 burns less fuel, has lower maintenance cost and better passenger comfort than any competing single-aisle aircraft. Firm orders for the A320 Family stand at more than 4,200, more than 2,600 of which have been delivered to more than 190 customers and operators around the world. In the Asia-Pacific region, 38 airlines operate almost 480 A320 Family aircraft
"In just two years, Adam Air has built a strong competitive position in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Now is the time for the next step of our development. We have studied the alternative aircraft options available but have concluded that the A320 is the superior solution in terms of lower fuel and maintenance costs. We are sure that Adam Air passengers will be excited by the A320?s attractive cabin and delighted by the low fares we will be able to offer." said Adam Air President Director, Mr. Adam Adhitya Suherman.
"Airbus is delighted to welcome Adam Air to the family of Airbus operators in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. I am confident that the superior economics and better passenger comfort of the A320 will help Adam Air strengthen its position as Indonesia?s Boutique Airline" said Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gustav Humbert.
The A320 Family offers optimum cabin comfort in its class, reflecting a common commitment that is found in all Airbus aircraft. And like all the passenger aircraft that Airbus produces today, it features many modern technology features at no extra charge - such as advanced fuel-saving aerodynamics, including winglets, widespread weight-saving carbonfibre composites, and pilot and maintenance-friendly fly-by-wire controls and centralised maintenance.
Widely accepted as the industry standard, the best-selling Airbus A320 Family comprises a variety of seating configurations that allow for a customized lay-out depending on the airliner?s needs. All of them share the same airframe - only the fuselage lengths are different ? and the same cockpits, systems and engines, delivering unmatched operational commonality and savings to airlines.
Airbus is an EADS joint company with BAE Systems.