This order comes to accompany the development of the new national company of Senegal
Air Sénégal, the Senegalese national company has signed a firm order for the acquisition of two A330neo, the new remotorized version of the best-selling large axle A330. This order follows the memorandum of understanding signed last November at the Dubai Airshow.
This agreement was signed in Dakar by Philippe Bohn, Air Senegal CEO and Fouad Attar, Airbus Africa and Middle East Commercial Aircraft Director in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron on a state visit to Senegal and Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal.
« These A330neo will help develop our medium and long-haul network. It is important for us to start our business with models that are both reliable and economical, while offering our passengers unparalleled comfort. This order reflects our ambition for this new company, « said Philippe Bohn, Air Senegal CEO.
« We are pleased to have Air Senegal among our new customers. These A330neo will enable Air Senegal to benefit from unbeatable operating costs and offer its passengers a level of comfort and exceptional experience on board this segment of the market, « said Fouad Attar, Airbus Commercial Aircraft Director Africa and the Middle East.
The A330neo, the latest generation of the Airbus widebody family, launched in July 2014, benefits from the proven profitability, versatility and technical consistency of the A330 family, while showing a reduction in fuel consumption in the order of 25 percent per seat. The A330neo are equipped with the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and a new, larger wing with Sharklets. The cabin also offers new equipment « Airspace ».