Tunisair (Tunis) took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 in Toulouse yesterday (June 9), thus becoming a new operator of this type of aircraft.
Named “Tunis”, the pictured A330-243 F-WWKR became TS-IFM (msn 1631) (above and below) on the hand over and flew out from Toulouse and landed at Tunis-Carthage Airport in the evening, thus joining the airline’s existing fleet of Airbus aircraft comprising four A319s and seventeen A320s.
Above photo: Airbus/H. Gousse.
Boasting an entirely new, fully equipped cabin, Tunisair’s A330-200 will accommodate 24 passengers in business class and 242 in economy class.
The A330 family, which can seat between 250 and 300 passengers, has to date recorded more than 1,400 orders. More than 1,100 aircraft of this type are already flying with more than 100 operators worldwide.
Top Copyright Photo: Eurospot/AirlinersGallery.com. F-WWKR returns to Toulouse after a test flight.
Tunisair (Tunis) is planning to add twice-weekly service between Tunis and Montreal (Trudeau) per Airline Route. The airline has filed the request with no date given for the start of services, pending approvals. The new route will be operated with Airbus A300s.
Tunisair (Tunis) is facing a strike by the GCTT on May 22 and 23. The Tunisian General Labor Confederation (GCTT) is threatening to strike the airline on those two days according to this report by Tunisialive. The GCTT is competing with other unions to be recognized by the company for collection bargaining. The call for a strike is being opposed by the other UGTT union.