Air Austral and Airbus Sign a Purchase Agreement for Three A220s

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Airbus secures its first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region – Air Austral has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft.

The A220 has become a choice for the airline’s renewal of medium- and short-haul fleet. According to the media release, deliveries of new planes are due to begin in the end of 2020.

With a help of a new aircraft the airline intends to reduce its costs and carbon footprint on international routes in the region.

“The economic and operational performance of the A220 opens new possibilities for the development of our regional network from our main base – Réunion Island – in an efficient and rational way. The 132-seat capacity module, which is more flexible, will allow us to increase our frequencies while offering more comfort to our customers and crews”, said Marie-Joseph Malé, Chief Executive Officer of Air Austral.