Air Sénégal has signed a firm order for two Airbus A330neo aircraft, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the Dubai Air Show in November.
The national carrier will use the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody to help develop its medium and long-haul network. The agreement was signed in Dakar by Philippe Bohn, CEO of Air Sénégal and Fouad Attar, head of commercial aircraft for Airbus Africa Middle East.
“It is important for us to begin our commercial activities with aircraft that are both reliable and economical, while offering our passengers unrivalled comfort. This order demonstrates our ambitions for this new airline,” said Bohn. Attar added: “These A330neos will enable Air Sénégal to benefit from unbeatable economics and to offer its passengers an outstanding level of comfort and travel experience in its market.”
The A330-900neo, powered by Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 engines, made its maiden flight last month.