Air Austral has signed a agency order for 3 A220 plane.
With the order, the Réunion Island-based airline turns into the primary A220 buyer based mostly within the Indian Ocean area.
“Air Austral has chosen the A220-300 as a part of the renewal of its medium- and short-haul fleet.
“This new era plane will be a part of the airline from the tip of 2020 with the goal of harmonizing a part of its fleet and strengthening its operations,” stated Marie-Joseph Malé, chief govt of Air Austral.
“The financial and operational efficiency of the A220 opens new potentialities for the event of our regional community from our essential base – Réunion Island – in an environment friendly and rational method.
“The 132-seat capability module, which is extra versatile, will permit us to extend our frequencies whereas providing extra consolation to our prospects and crews,” he added.
The design of the brand new clear sheet single-aisle plane permits for extra seats, providing additional income potential to airways, particularly to these situated in distant areas, and further usable cargo quantity capability.
“With its unrivalled efficiency and operational flexibility, the A220 is the proper plane for Air Austral to strengthen routes between Réunion Island and its neighbours within the Indian Ocean, in addition to connecting the island additional afield,” stated Christopher Buckley, govt vice-president industrial, Airbus.
“Airways from all all over the world are acknowledging the A220’s economics and it’s a nice honour that Air Austral would be the first A220 operator within the area.”
The A220 is the one plane purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market.
Airbus claims it delivers unbeatable gasoline effectivity and widebody passenger consolation in a single-aisle plane.