Air Senegal has taken delivery of its second Airbus A330neo airliner, nine months after the first arrived in West Africa.
The second aircraft was delivered on 4 December. Upon arrival at Dakar Airport, it was received by President Macky Sall and a celebratory delegation.
The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
George Abou Nasr, VP Customers Rolls-Royce said in his speech, “We congratulate President Macky and Air Senegal on the delivery of their second A330neo, powered by Rolls Royce engines. Rolls-Royce looks forward to supporting Air Senegal, an important partner, as it continues to grow.”
Air Senegal received its first A330neo on 8 March, becoming the first African airline to get the -900neo model.
The aircraft is fitted with a three-class cabin comprising 32 Business class, 21 Premium Plus and 237 Economy class seats.
Airbus said the A330neo features A350 XWB technology, giving lower fuel burn than previous models.
Air Senegal was launched in 2016 and began operations in 2018 with A319-100s and ATR 72-600s. The carrier flies to 12 destinations and will add two new routes by mid-December with the new A330neos.
Air Senegal plans to acquire eight A220 aircraft from Airbus to consolidate its fleet.