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Mon, 5 Aug 2019

Aircalin Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330neo

New Caledonia’s Aircalin has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900 aircraft.

 The second A330neo aircraft is expected to join the fleet later this year. The two A330neos will replace older A330-200s.

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 Airbus A330neo. Click to enlarge.

Aircalin’s A330neos are configured in a three-class layout with 291 seats or 25 more seats than its existing smaller A330-200s. These include 26 business, 244 economy and for the first time, premium economy with 21 seats.

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. These routes provide essential links to tourism as well as business traffic, which are essential to the New Caledonia economy.

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

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