Afriqiyah Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 13 August 2009

Afriqiyah Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 aircraft, becoming a new operator of this aircraft type.

The new A330 will seat 230 passengers in a two-class cabin and will serve long-haul operations on routes from Tripoli to Africa and Europe.

The new A330-200, the first of three ordered in 2006, will join Afriqiyah's existing Airbus fleet of two A319s and five A320s.

The airline will take delivery of a further 10 A320 family aircraft in the coming years, and has also selected the A350 XWB, with six A350-800s ordered in 2007.

"We are looking forward to introducing the A330 on our rapidly expanding network," said Ramah Ettir, CEO of Afriqiyah Airways. "Its outstanding economics and commonality with our existing fleet, will enable Afriqiyah to continue to expand our affordable and reliable services and further strengthen our market position."

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