Air Senegal welcomes its second Airbus A330-900

Dakar, Senegal - Air Senegal has received its second Airbus A330-900. The aircraft will arrive in Dakar today (Nov. 4), nine months after the arrival of the first A330neo.

It took delivery of the first aircraft in March this year. The new aircraft with registration 6V-ANB will be welcomed at the Dakar International Airport with a special ceremony.

Macky Sall, President of Senegal will be present at the ceremony.

Air Senegal's A330-900s are powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The African carrier placed the order for two A330neo in December 2017.

The airline deployed its first A330-900 on Dakar - Paris route on a daily basis. The second aircraft will fly to the destinations in North America and South America from 2020.

The government of Senegal aims to set the Dakar International Airport as an international hub for Western African states.

Alongside with its A330neos, the Senegalese flag carrier currently operates two Airbus A319-100, two ATR 72-600, and two Boeing 737-500.

The state-run company has recently signed a Letter of Intent with the European planemaker for the acquisition of eight A220-300 jets.