Aircalin takes delivery of its first of two Airbus A330neo aircraft

posted on 30th July 2019 by Justin Burns
Aircalin takes delivery of its first of two Airbus A330neo aircraft

New Caledonian carrier Aircalin has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A330-900 at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France

The second aircraft will join the fleet later in 2019, replacing its existing two A330s.

Aircalin is also a customer for the A320neo and will replace its existing two A320s to become an operator of two A330-900s and two A320neos.

Aircalin’s A330neos are configured in a three-class layout with 291 seats, or 25 more seats than its existing smaller A330-200s.

The A330neos will boost capacity and non-stop connectivity between the French Pacific Island territory and markets in Japan, Australia and the Pacific Islands nations, cutting fuel burn by 25 per cent per seat.