Pictures: First Airbus A330-900 of Aircalin enters final assembly line in Toulouse

Toulouse - The first of two Airbus A330-900 ordered by Aircalin entered the final assembly line in Toulouse. The aircraft should be delivered in July.

The New Caledonian company based at the Noumea-La Tontouta airport has released photos of the first of its two Airbus A330-900, which is currently being assembled at the Toulouse factory of the European aircraft manufacturer.

Aircalin will configure its A330-900s to accommodate 26 passengers in Business Class, 21 in Premium and 244 in Economy - 291 seats, against 266 that of the two A330-200 in the fleet.


The carrier did not specify the routes on which the new widebodies will be deployed.

In October 2017, Aircalin confirmed the firm order for two Airbus A330neo along with the two Airbus A320neo.

Aircalin currently serves eleven international destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland, Nandi, Port Vila, Wallis, Futuna, Papeete, Osaka, and Tokyo. In addition to its two A330-200s, the airline operates two Airbus A320 and two DHC-6 Twin Otter.