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AirAsia leases three former MYAirline A320-200s

AirAsia (AK, based at Kuala Lumpur International) has acquired three A320-200 aircraft previously operated by the now-defunct MYAirline (MYM, based at Kuala Lumpur Subang), as confirmed by Bo Lingam, the chief executive of the AirAsia Aviation Group, in a conversation with Malaysia’s New Strait Times earlier this week. AirAsia had previously shown interest in acquiring any aircraft returned from MYAirline.

The agreement to acquire the planes was finalized approximately a week ago, with AirAsia completing the necessary deposit payments, according to Lingam. Aircastle is listed as the lessor. The aircraft are (msn 4126), 9M-DAF (msn 4070), and 9M-DAG (msn 4088), all of which are currently stored at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

ch-aviation has reached out to AirAsia for more information on when the aircraft will be 

Following MYAirline’s shutdown in mid-October, it left nine A320-200s in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia has received deregistration requests for several of these planes, including:

– 9M-DAC (msn 5661) previously leased from Aviation Capital Group, now re-registered as VP-CBF and transported to Woensdrecht last week;

– 9M-DAD (msn 4098) leased from Genesis Aircraft Services, now re-registered as VP-CAQ and moved to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta earlier this month;

– 9M-DAJ (msn 2968) leased from Avolon, now re-registered as VP-CBJ and also transferred to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport; and

– 9M-DAL (msn 4013), another aircraft leased from Avolon, now re-registered as VP-CBK and located at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

The only MYAirline aircraft remaining are the three A320-200s now bound for AirAsia, alongside 9M-DAE (msn 3064) owned and managed by Carlyle Aviation Partners and 9M-DAN (msn 3349) supplied by SMBC Aviation Capital. Both 9M-DAB and 9M-DAG were scheduled to return to Aircastle at the end of this year upon lease expiration. 

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