Air Senegal (3rd) on February 1, 2019 will launch Dakar – Paris (CDG) service with its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.
Air Senegal launched operations in May with two ATR 72-600s.
It also plans to expand its regional operations with two Airbus A319s.
All images by Air Senegal.
The new Air Senegal (Senegal) has been awarded its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The AOC was awarded today, April 30, 2018.
The new airline is planning to launch scheduled passenger flights in May from Dakar with two ATR 72-600 turboprops.
The first route will be Dakar-Ziguinchor starting on May 14, 2018.
The new flag carrier is also planning to add two leased Airbus A319s in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Photos: Air Senegal.
Air Sénégal, Sénégal’s national carrier has signed a firm order for two Airbus A330neo aircraft, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner. The order follows on from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in November at the Dubai Airshow.
The agreement was signed in Dakar by Philippe Bohn, CEO Air Sénégal and Fouad Attar, Head of Commercial Aircraft Airbus Africa Middle East, in the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron on a state visit to Senegal, and Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal.
Launched in July 2014, the A330neo is the very latest generation in Airbus’ wide-body family. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25 percent per seat. The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new larger span wing with sharklet wingtip devices. The cabin also provides the comfort of the new “Airspace” amenities.
Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for two Airbus A330neo aircraft, which is the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner. The A330neo will benefit the airline’s growth and business expansion in the future. The agreement makes Air Sénégal the first airline in Africa to select the A330neo.
The agreement was announced during a signing ceremony at the Dubai Airshow in the presence of Maimouna Ndoye Seck, Minister of Air transport and Development of Airport Infrastructure, Senegal. Air Senegal will launch operations in 2018, the airline plans to use the A330neo to develop its medium and long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technology along with more efficient operations.