Paris - On January 8, XL Airways France announced that it has ordered two Airbus A330-900 to support its growth and expand its network to the new markets. The new planes will be delivered in 2020.

XL Airways France thus confirms its commitment to an all-Airbus fleet and will be the launch company of the MTOW 251 tonne version (553,360 pounds) of the Airbus A330neo. Able to fly more than 13,000 km (7000 nautical miles) non-stop, the A330neo is the ideal aircraft for the long-haul expansion of the airline according to the press release published by the company. Especially for the opening of the new routes to Asia.

Accommodating up to 440 passengers, the new A330-900s of the XL Airways France will be equipped with a Premium Economy class offering In-Flight Entertainment System for all premium seats. Passengers will benefit from the latest innovations that come with the Airspace by Airbus cabins for a more comfortable travel experience.

XL Airways France, formerly Star Airlines, operates scheduled flights mainly to long-haul destinations in Africa, the Middle East, the United States, and the Caribbean as well as charter flights to medium-haul destinations in the Mediterranean region.

The airline currently operates three Airbus A330-200 and one A300-300.