Toulouse - Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo with a ceremony held at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. With this delivery, the company became the first airline to operate both Airbus A330neo and Airbus A350.
The new aircraft of the airline is an Airbus A330-900, the largest variant of the A330neo family and successor of the Airbus's previous generation widebody A330-300. Air Mauritius has placed an order for two copies of the same type. The plane was delivered from the order book of the leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) with the European aircraft manufacturer.
It is configured to accommodate 28 passengers in Business Class and 260 in Economy Class.
In addition to its newly delivered A330-900, the Mauritian operator also has two A350-900, two A330-200, and three A340-300 in its long-haul fleet.
Air Mauritius will deploy its first Airbus A330-900 on routes to London, Geneva, India, Southeast Asia, Johannesburg, Reunion and Antananarivo. The aircraft is about 14% more fuel-efficient than its predecessor.