Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius becomes the first airline to operate both the A330neo and A350 jets.
The airline’s first A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and features a two-class cabin layout with 28 business class and 260 economy class seats. Air Mauritius plans to deploy the aircraft on long-haul routes from Mauritius to Europe, India and South East Asia.
Air Mauritius currently operates a fleet of 13 airplanes, including two Airbus A319, two A330-200, three A340-300 and two A350-900 airliners. Besides the Airbus aircraft, ATR 72 turboprops are used on regional flights. The airline has a one more A330neo on order, which is also leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), along with four outstanding A350-900 orders, with deliveries scheduled until 2023. Both these next-generation long-haul aircraft types will be used to replace the older, four-engined A340-300.
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