Corsair to phase out its Boeing 747s over the next five years

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Paris - Corsair will remove its three Boeing 747-400 from service over the next five years, as part of a new fleet structuring strategy projected by the new owner Intro Aviation.

On March 18, German TUI Group announced that it sold a 53% stake in French long-haul carrier Corsair to another German company Intro Aviation.

Intro Aviation who now owns the majority stake in the airline, unveiled a new growth plan for the French carrier. As part of the plan, the airline will phase out its three Boeing 747-400 over the next five years and add nine new aircraft including the three A330neo on order.

Apart from Boeing's superjumbos, the French long-haul carrier operates two Airbus A330-200 and two Airbus A330-300. With the removal of existing 747s, the airline will have an all-Airbus fleet in 2023 that consists of thirteen Airbus A330 (Two A330-200, two A330-300, nine A330-900).

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Corsair A330-300

The first three A330-900 will enter service by 2021, and six more will join the fleet from 2021 to 2023.

Intro Aviation says that the standardization in the Corsair's fleet will improve the service quality of the airline and reduce operating costs.