Air Senegal becomes first Airbus A330neo operator in Africa

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Air Senegal has received its first Airbus A330-900neo on Friday. The airline becomes the first operator of the brand new A330neo aircraft type in Africa.

The airplane features a three-class cabin with 32 seats in Business class, 21 Premium Plus and 237 Economy class seats. Air Senegal plans to operate its first A330neo on the Dakar to Paris route. The carrier intends to further develop its medium and long-haul network with the new aircraft type.

In total, the national carrier of Senegal ordered two A330neo planes, which is the new re-engined version of the successful A330 widebody jet.

Air Senegal is based at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar and commenced operations in May 2018 as the country’s new national airline. Its current fleet consists of two Airbus A319 airplanes and two ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. The second Airbus A330neo jet is expected to be delivered in the coming months.

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