Tampa Cargo (subsidiary of AviancaTaca Holding) (Medellin) has taken delivery of the first of four new A330-200F freighter aircraft at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy and will allow Tampa to expand its presence in new and existing international markets, including Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay.
Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243F F-WWKQ (msn 1368) became N330QT when it was handed over on December 19.
XL Airways France (Paris) expands its Airbus fleet following the delivery of its first brand new A330-300 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. The pictured A330-303 F-WWKA (msn 1360) was handed over on November 30 as F-HXLF.
Operated under a leasing agreement with GECAS, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80E engines. XL Airways France will fly its new A330-300, configured in a single-class layout with 408 seats, to destinations in the French Caribbean starting in December 2012. Specifically the airline will introduce its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the Paris (CDG)-Punta Cana route on December 8, followed by Pointe-a-Pitre on December 15, Fort-de-France on December 17 and Puerto Plata on December 23 per Airline Route.
This brand new aircraft will join the Airbus fleet already operated by XL Airways France, comprising two A330-200s and one A320.