The new Senegalese national carrier Air Senegal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire eight A220-300 aircraft from Airbus.
The MoU was signed on 19 November in the presence of Alioune Sarr, Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Transport.
Ibrahima Kane, Air Senegal CEO, said “These new 220 aircraft will contribute to develop our long-haul network to Europe and our regional network in Africa. Combined with our recent A330neo aircraft, this new Airbus fleet reveals Air Senegal’s ambition to offer the best travel experience for our passengers.”
“The number of A220s operation on the African continent is steadily growing and we are proud to add Senegal’s new flag carrier in our list of A220 African customers. Offering the lowest operating costs in its category, the A220 is the best aircraft for airlines to launch new domestic and international routes efficiently,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial officer Airbus.
Airbus said that with advanced aerodynamics, materials and Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G geared turbofan engines, the aircraft offers at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft.