Industry Airbus receives A330neo order from Air Greenland

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced, that Air Greenland has ordered one A330neo aircraft.

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The flag-carrier of Greenland has signed a purchase agreement with manufacturer Airbus for one A330neo. Air Greenland has opted for the smaller neo variant, the A330-800. When delivered, the carrier will phase out its ageing A330-200ceo.

The delivery for the aircraft is expected to take place in late 2022. Then, the airline will have secured operations between the Arctic island and Denmark for the upcoming years to be as efficient as possible.

Air Greenland’s CEO’s Jacob Nitter Sørensen confirmed: “The A330neo is a fundamental part of Air Greenland’s fleet strategy. The new aircraft will, for years to come, offer travellers to and from Greenland a unique inflight experience while leaving the lowest carbon footprint possible. The A330neo is a perfect fit for the very challenging task of providing safe and efficient all year passenger, cargo and freight services to and from Greenland.”

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer added: “We’re pleased to see Air Greenland renew its confidence in the A330 Family and join the growing number of operators who are selecting the A330neo as a logical replacement for their ageing fleets [...] To imagine the airline’s distinctive red livery set against the Arctic’s environment provides some Christmas cheer at the end of a year that has been harsh for our entire industry.”

Airbus´ A330neo is the latest iteration of the A330 family, which has been a leading aircraft in the long-haul market for decades. The manufacturer is producing the A330neo in two variants. The larger A330-900 can seat between 260 and 300 seats, while the smaller variant, the A330-800, can accommodate between 220 and 260 passengers.

"The Airbus A330neo is a true new-generation aircraft, building on features popular for the A330ceo and developed for the latest technology A350. Equipped with a compelling Airspace cabin, the A330neo offers a unique passenger experience with the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity," Airbus stated.

Air Greenland is the national carrier of Greenland and was founded in November 1960. The airline is operating from its main airport Kangerlussuaq Sondre Stromfjord and the fleet currently measures eight aircraft, including the A330-200ceo and seven De Havilland Canada DHC-8-200.

Recently, Air Greenland announced a strategic partnership with Canadian regional airline Canadian North.

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