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Air Canada Doubles Down on the Airbus A220 and Orders Fifteen Additional Aircraft
Air Canada will add another 15 Airbus A220s, bringing the total number of Airbus A220 aircraft it will complete in its fleet over the next few years to sixty.
“The A220 has become an important component in Air Canada’s fleet modernization and a key part of our narrowbody fleet, thanks to its performance and passenger comfort,” said Mark Galardo, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management.
“The A220 is the perfect aircraft for our North American network thanks to its economics, and its fuel efficiency also supports Air Canada’s commitment to reduce emissions on the path to its goal of zero net emissions from all global operations by 2050,” he added.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, said, “With more than thirty aircraft in service with the airline, the A220 has established itself as an efficient route opener as well as a backbone workhorse, strengthening the airline’s continental network while meeting Air Canada’s ambitious decarbonization goals. We thank Air Canada for its continued confidence in Airbus.”
Air Canada’s Airbus fleet consists of 78 A320 family aircraft, 16 A330s and 31 A220-300s. It also has 10 A321XLRs on order.
Globally, the A220 has accumulated orders for nearly 800 aircraft, of which 220 are already in operation with sixteen airlines on more than 800 routes linking 325 cities.
This article was originally published by Edgardo Gimenez Mazó on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks
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