According to sources, Air Senegal happens to be the first African airline to fly the A330-900, after it received it from Airbus’ line of production in Toulouse. The aircraft possesses new wings with superior aerodynamics, the most recent technology engines and a new curved wingtip design.
The aircraft contains a three-class cabin made up of 237 Economy class seats, 21 Premium Plus and 32 Business class seats. Powered by the most recent Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, built on A330’s features and also on A350 XWB’s technology, the A330neo is reported to be quite efficient, as it combusts 25% lower fuel burn per seat than its previous generation competitors. Equipped with the Airspace by Airbus cabin, it offers a peculiar passenger experience, complete with a larger personal space allocation per passenger, and an up to date in-flight entertainment system and connectivity.
The delivery of this aircraft marks the first time Air Senegal and Airbus Foundation are teaming up for a goodwill flight; Air Senegal has scheduled to make use of its latest A330neo on its Dakar-Paris route, and also to use it to further enhance its network in the long term.