The first of the three A220s for Air Austral, France’s La Réunion Island-based airline, has been delivered from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Mirabel, Canada. The second and third aircraft are expected to join the Air Austral fleet in the coming days.
Air Austral has selected the Airbus A220-300 as part of its medium and short-haul fleet modernisation plan in order to boost its operational efficiency, offering an enhanced passenger experience in a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 132 seats: 12 in business class and 120 in economy-class.
Its first aircraft is F-OLAV (cn 55106) and wears the carrier’s distinctive livery showing the wildlife of La Reunion Island.
Air Austral will fly its A220s on routes from La Réunion Island to:
- Madagascar (various destinations)
- Mahe (Seychelles)