New Caledoniaís 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.
Aircalinís 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