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Maiden A320neo for Air Côte d’ivoire

by Matt Falcus

Air Cote d’ivoire has taken delivery of its first A320neo, on February 18th, 2021. It will replace the A319-100 currently in Air Côte d’ivoire’s fleet.

The A320neo is powered by the LEAP-1A engine from CFM International. The seating configuration consists of 12 seats in business class and 138 in economy class. The range of the aircraft is 6,300 kilometers (km) or 3,401 nautical miles (NM) and has a wingspan of 35.80 meters or 117.45 feet.

The current fleet consists of four A319-100s, two A320-200s and four Dash 8-400s. Air Côte d’ivoire has an order with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for two additional A319-100neos.

Air Côte d’ivoire is based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It commenced operations on November 12th, 2012.  The main hub is Port Bouet Airport also known as Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (IATA: ABJ, ICAO: DIAP).  Currently Air Côte d’ivoire serves 24 destinations which include regional and flights to West Africa and South Africa. Air Côte d’ivoire also has codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to John F. Kennedy international airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK).

 

Report by Rishi Bridglalsingh

 

 

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