The airline Air Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three Airbus A220-300, with delivery expected by the end of next year. His partner Air Madagascar is in the process of finalizing a similar order.
Hence, the Réunion mid-range fleet rebuild will go through the former CSeries. Air Australia announced on October 12, 2019 the firm ordered three single rails, which will be configured to accommodate 12 business class passengers and 120 economy seats (132 seats). They should be delivered in November and December 2020, then in March 2021. A220-300 " is the only device that can run all areas of ours Boeing 737 and ATR 72 Air Australia CEO Marie-Joseph Joseph Malle told ATV the 737-800s and 72-500s will be replaced by a Canadian-designed single-engine aircraft with operational efficiencies and improved board service.
Economic and operational performance of the A220 " has enabled us to think efficiently and rationally about the development of our regional network from our main base – Reunion. The more flexible 132-seat module will allow us to adopt a policy of strengthening our frequencies, while providing greater comfort to our customers and teams. Said the Saudi-1 company leader at Saint-Denis-Roland Garros Airport. This New Evolution « is fully in line with Air Australia's thinking strategy to strengthen its position as a leading company in the Indian Ocean He added, while Airbus CEO WP Europe Christopher Buckley pointed out that the A220 is " ideal aircraft For Air Australia. Who should first increase its frequencies to its "neighbors" in the Indian Ocean before exploring possible new destinations.
Air Madagascar, of which Air Australia owns 49% of the capital, is in the process of finalizing the acquisition of three A220-300, probably through one or more leasing companies. They will have the same configuration to facilitate it synergies as part of a strategic partnership signed by both airlines in November 2017. The arrival of the A220 in Antananarivo-Ivalo is expected in early 2021.
Rebuilding fleet Air Australia, which has two 787-8 Dreamliners and three 777-300ERs, is expected to be announced early next year for deliveries to begin in 2023. Christopher Buckley told ATV to be "optimistic" about the & # 39;A330neo and A350XWB, even if three models of Dreamliner are also in the race (787-8 are particularly one of the few that can carry the direct May-Paris-CDG). This rebuild could also include Air Madagascar, which operates two A340-300 average age of more than twenty years.
AIR # 🇫🇷🇷🇪#Air_Austral renews its fleet with medium haulage and orders three A220-300s #Airbus. Expected delivery by the end of 2020. A memorandum of understanding was signed today on # La_Réunion with the French manufacturer. pic.twitter.com/RNkqevhsJi
– Jean Jean-Claude's Valley (@ jclvallee1) October 12, 2019