(28 July 2021)
Air Austral has taken delivery of the first of the
three Airbus A220s on order.
The airline, based in La Réunion, is scheduled to
receive the second and third aircraft in the coming days.
Air Austral is the first airline in the Indian
Ocean region to operate the A220, formerly known as the Bombardier
Air Austral has selected the Airbus A220-300
as part of its medium and short-haul fleet modernisation plan.
The aircraft have been configured in a two-class cabin layout with
132 seats: 12 in business class and 120 in economy class.
Bearing the airline’s
representing La Reunion Island’s beautiful landscapes, Air Austral
will be able to strengthen its regional network with the three A220-300s, flying
on routes between La Réunion Island and Mauritius, Mayotte,
Seychelles, South Africa, Madagascar, even as far as India.
Powered by latest-generation geared turbofan
engines, Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G, the A220 is the
quietest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category.
To date over 160 A220s have been delivered,
operating routes in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa.
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