Air Senegal receives Africa’s first A330neo

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African carrier Air Senegal has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse, France as it looks to develop its route network.

The carrier is the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation widebody aircraft featuring latest technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a curved wingtip-design, drawing best practices from the A350 XWB.

This aircraft is fitted in a three-class cabin configuration comprising of 32 Business class, 21 Premium Plus and 237 Economy class seats.

Air Senegal said that it plans to operate its first A330neo on its Dakar-Paris route and to further develop its medium and long-haul network.