Air Senegal has signed a MOU for eight Airbus
A220-300 aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier CS300.
The MOU was signed last week in the presence of HE Alioune SARR, Minister of Tourism and Transport Senegal.
Earlier in 2019, Air Senegal became the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new
generation widebody aircraft, the A330neo, featuring latest
technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a
curved wingtip design, drawing best practices from the A350 XWB.
Mr Ibrahima Kane, Air Senegal CEO, said, “These
new 220 aircraft will contribute to develop our long-haul network
to Europe and our regional network in Africa. Combined with our
recent A330neo aircraft, this new Airbus fleet reveals Air
Senegal’s ambition to offer the best travel experience for our
The A220-300 is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s
latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines.
“The number of A220s operation on the African
continent is steadily growing and we are proud to add Senegal’s
new flag carrier in our list of A220 African customers. Offering
the lowest operating costs in its category, the A220 is the best
aircraft for airlines to launch new domestic and international
routes efficiently,” said Christian Scherer Chief Commercial