AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is also looking at the B787 from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) as part of its fleet expansion plan, Tony Fernandes has said.

Speaking on the sidelines of a business forum in Manila last week, the AirAsia Group founder and chief executive told MoneyControl: "AirAsia X will need more planes. We are now looking at A330s, A350s, and [the] B787."

The Group's longhaul arm, AirAsia X, and its Indonesia AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X affiliates operate a total of thirty A330-300s. It also has outstanding orders with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for sixty-six A330-900s and ten A350-900s.

Last year, Fernandes told Bloomberg that AirAsia X could reconfigure the A330neo order to include A350s and/or A321neo. The latter would be used in developing thinner, medium-haul routes that, at present, are not viable for service.