In the space of three days, Air Austral took possession of its three new Airbus A220-300 (formerly CSeries 300 developed by Bombardier) ordered from the European aircraft manufacturer in October 2019.
After confirming the transfer of title to its first A220-300 registered F-OLAV on Tuesday 27, Air Austral officially took possession of the other two aircraft registered F-OMER and F-OTER yesterday.
Assembled at the Mirabel plant in Quebec, the three aircraft will go from next week to the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse to meet the training needs of the company’s pilot instructors, before starting their transport to Reunion Island.
It is planned that the 3 new Air Austral planes will join the company’s Reunion hub at Saint Denis-Roland Garros on August 12th. With these three new two-class configured aircraft (12 Comfort seats & 120 Leisure seats), Air Austral will completely renew its medium-haul fleet. The A220-300s will replace its two Boeing 737-800NGs and its ATR72-500.
« These A220-300s will soon be deployed on Air Austral’s regional network and will help optimize operations and costs for the company. Air Austral is thus ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow « , welcomes the French company specializing in the Indian Ocean