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Airbus-Air Austral: agreement to purchase three A-220 aircraft

Among the first customers of the model in the Indian Ocean region

Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline, has signed a firm order for three A-220 aircraft, Airbus’ newest family member. With this order the carrier becomes one of the first model customer based in the Indian Ocean region. 

The design of the new clean sheet single-aisle aircraft allows for more seats, offering extra revenue potential to airlines, especially to those located in remote areas, and extra usable cargo volume capacity.

The A-220 is the aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The airplane brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines. The model offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft. The plane had an order book of over 500 units at the end of September 2019.

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