The air Air Vanuatu prescribed closed Tuesday two Airbus A220-300 and two A220-100, becoming a new buyer of Europe's maker and businessman. first CSeries in the Pacific Ocean.
The agreement announced on February 26, by the national conducting company of Vanuatu, is an island island in the Pacific Ocean, The first contract it is signposted by Airbus. Based at International Airport Port Vila-Bauerfield, Air Vanuatu and the Finance Minister Gaetan Pikeoune would be in accordance with the local media that signed the introduction "About $ 7.5 million for a $ 263.6 million estimate contract "(At the price of the list, this contract is $ 345 million). Service delivery was started June 2020, a date not announced in the Airbus news release, and the A220s would be settled to take 133 passengers. The final ones "will benefit from a better cabin partnership, the widest sets and the largest windows in its marketplace. A220 performances and capabilities allow Van Vanatu to change their jobs current and launch a growth plan that is a key aspect of the Vanuatu economic development goals, "said Airbus.
Derek Nice, General Manager of Vanuatu said: " we are proud to be the publishing company in the South Sea Airbus A220, the best plane in the class. These planes will be used to work on our domestic and international routes, including the recently announced non-stop service between Vanuatu and Melbourne, and will strengthen our network expansion projects in the United States. South Pacific Ocean "For Christian Scherer, commercial director of Airbus, with the order of Vanuatu this« to invest significantly in advanced technology and better partnership for passengers, and to show their respect for energy efficiency and the environment. Air Vanuatu's decision on the A220 Airbus at the heart of its expansion plans will definitely be held ahead of its competition ".
Air Vanuatu serves 26 national airports and Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and New Caledonia where it is; share their codes Aircalin, The Qantas no Fiji Airways among others. He started working in 1987, and according to Airbus, "played an integral role in establishing Vanuatu as a tourism and investment destination". His fleet is today Boeing 737-800 (8 places in Business Class, 162 in Economics), a ATR 72-600 (70 sets), one 72-500 (68 sets, out of order), three DHC6-300 Twin Otter (19 sets) and two Britten-Norman BN-2 Islanders.
With an order book of more than 530 aviation to date, the Airbus A220 (formerly the Bombardier CSeries) according to the airline manufacturer "has all the qualifications to carry the lion lion's share of a plane between 100 and 150 seats , or to represent at least 7000 devices over the next 20 years. "