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Grupo Marsans takes delivery of Airbus A330-200

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 29 August 2008

Grupo Marsans, one of Spain's largest tourism and transport groups, has taken delivery of its first directly purchased Airbus A330-200 aircraft for its subsidiary Air Comet. The aircraft was formally handed over to Gonzalo Pascual, President of Grupo Marsans and Ignacio Pascual, CEO of Air Comet, in a ceremony held in Toulouse attended by Rafael Alonso, Senior Vice President Latin America, Carribean & Spain, Customer Affairs.

The delivery is the first aircraft from an agreement for a total of 17 A330-200 ordered in December 2006. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, has 283 seats in a two-class configuration. In addition to economy class, the plane will feature lie-flat business-class seats.

The A330-200 will become Air Comet's backbone aircraft offering daily services to main destinations from Spain to Latin America.

With a true wide-body fuselage allowing high comfort standards, the A330-200 is able to accommodate seat and class configurations to suit the diverse customer requirements. It has a range of up to 6,750 nm / 12,500 km with a full passenger load. Its large under-floor cargo holds can also carry standard pallets and containers side-by-side.

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