Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline, has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft.
With this order Air Austral becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region.
“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 132-seat capacity module is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least a 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft,
The A220 had an order book of over 500 aircraft at the end of September 2019.