Airbus: Air Austral orders three A220s
(CercleFinance.com) - Air Austral, the French company based in Reunion, has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft.
With this order, Air Austral becomes the first A220 client based in the Indian Ocean region.
"Benefiting from a 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, the A220s will enable Air Austral to reduce its costs and carbon footprint on international routes in the region," Airbus said.
"Air Austral has chosen the A220-300 as part of the renewal of its Medium and Short Haul fleet. These new generation aircraft will join the airline from the end of 2020 with the aim of harmonizing part of its fleet and strengthening its operations” said Marie-Joseph Malé, Chief Executive Officer of Air Austral.
The A220 had a backlog of more than 500 aircraft at the end of September 2019.
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