Air Senegal: fresh start with the modern A330neo
The new flag-carrier of the Republic of Senegal, has confirmed the order for two Airbus A330-900neos plus two options, becoming the first African airline to purchase the A330neo. The order was signed in February 2018 in the presence of the Republic of Senegal’s president Macky Sall and the French Republic president Emmanuel Macron on a state visit to Senegal. The A330neos are scheduled to be delivered and deployed in the airline’s network in 2019.
Air Senegal’s A330neo will be flying in a 3-class configuration with a total of 290 seats and will incorporate the award-winning Airspace cabin, bringing the latest innovations to all passengers across Premium and Economy classes.
The A330neo cabin is one of the quietest in the sky, with ventilation systems that designed to provide the best air circulation and air quality. Additionally, the passengers flying in economy will be enjoying the widest seats, as the aircraft will be configured in an 8 abreast economy class configuration.
Thanks to the Airspace cabin features, a customized welcome area and mood lighting all along the cabin, the Senegalese ‘Teranga Spirit’ ambiance to be spread amongst the passengers.
The vision of Air Senegal is to become a leading and best in class airline by deploying new generation aircraft and offering highly competitive fares.
With a rate of 5.7% per year, the traffic growth forecast for the next 10 years in Africa is well above the World average.
As the flag carrier of Segenal, Air Senegal is aiming at connecting The Republic of Senegal to the World and to play a pivotal role in the economic development of the region. With the recent opening of the new Dakar airport, Air Senegal will benefit from the connecting traffic flying through this new hub of West Africa while forecasting to carry more than 1 million passengers annually within the next five years.
The A330neo is expected to be deployed on the airline’s medium and long-haul network, including Africa, Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.
The A330neo will also contribute to the airline’s strategic vision to become a leader in comfort and develop sustainable operations. At Airbus we look forward to seeing the Senegalese ‘Teranga Spirit’ carried across the world with the A330neo.
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