Air Canada will purchase four Airbus A330-300 from TAP Air Portugal. The aircraft in question still have a Singapore Airlines interior, as the planes were originally part of the Asian carrier’s fleet and were acquired by TAP just last year between April and August.
These four A330s are currently registered as CS-TOU, -TOV, -TOW and -TOX.
Since the Portuguese flag-carrier is about to receive its first Airbus A330-900neo, it will sell the four older A330s to Air Canada, which will be using them to phrase out its fleet of Boeing 767.
The Canadian airline will repaint the aircraft’s livery but – at least until the end of next year – will not change the interior. Outdated Business class seats in the aircraft will therefore be sold as Premium Economy, according to One Mile at a Time.
Air Canada currently operates eight Airbus A330-300 and has six remaining Boeing 767-300 in its fleet, the latter ones will likely be given to subsidiary Air Canada Rouge, once the ‘new’ Airbusses arrive.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.