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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline, has signed a firm order for three Airbus A220 aircraft (formerly the Bombardier C Series).

With this order, Air Austral becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region.

"Air Austral has chosen the A220-300 as part of the renewal of its medium and short haul fleet. These new-generation aircraft will join the airline from the end of 2020 with the aim of harmonising part of its fleet and strengthening its operations,” said Marie-Joseph Malé, Chief Executive Officer of Air Austral. "The economic and operational performance of the A220 opens new possibilities for the development of our regional network from our main base - Réunion Island - in an efficient and rational way. The 132-seat capacity module, which is more flexible, will allow us to increase our frequencies while offering more comfort to our customers and crews."

Air Austral Airbus A220-300. Click to enlarge.

The A220, purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines.

“With its unrivalled performance and operational flexibility, the A220 is the perfect aircraft for Air Austral to reinforce routes between Réunion Island and its neighbours in the Indian Ocean, as well as connecting the island further afield,” said Christopher Buckley, Executive Vice-President Commercial – Airbus. “Airlines from all around the world are acknowledging the A220’s economics and it is a great honour that Air Austral will be the first A220 operator in the region.”

The A220 had an order book of over 500 aircraft at the end of September 2019.

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