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Condor receives the 100th A330neo from Airbus

Airbus has received 100 A330neo orders in just over four years.

Airbus has delivered its 100th A330neo to German carrier Condor. D-ANRJ debuted in Condor’s eye-catching ‘Condor Beach’ livery yesterday, flying its first revenue flight.

Airbus celebrates the A330neo’s centennial.

Following the arrival of D-ANRJ at Condor, the European planemaker has now delivered 100 A330neos. Given the disruption created by the COVID pandemic, it is an outstanding performance for Airbus, albeit aircraft deliveries have gotten off to a difficult start in 2023, with Boeing surpassing Airbus in quarterly deliveries for the first time since 2018.

D-ANRJ arrived at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) on April 7th after a 90-minute trip from Airbus’ Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS).

Condor’s latest Airbus A330-900, which is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, made its maiden flight on March 16th. It can carry up to 310 passengers: 30 in business, 64 in premium economy, and 216 in economy.  On April 12th, the plane flew its first revenue flight from Frankfurt to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) in Mauritius. The Maldives, Punta Cana, Varadero, New York-JFK, and Cancn are also served by the airline’s next-generation widebodies.

Condor has now welcomed five Airbus A330neos into its fleet in less than four months, with its first jet arriving on December 20th, 2022 – the carrier will take delivery of another 11 aircraft as part of an order for 16, hastening the retirement of its older Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 767 fleet.

A330 Day

Airbus commemorated ‘A330 Day’ on March 30th, not losing a chance to demonstrate its pleasure in the flexible widebody. The A330 program has received nearly 1,750 orders since its start; according to Airbus’ orderbook, the A330-900 has received 290 orders, with the manufacturer completing 90 deliveries total by the end of March.

According to the company, there are 22 operators of the A330neo-family – which includes the -900 and the smaller -800 variants – on over 200 routes and destinations worldwide. Following the arrival of the first A330neo to launch customer TAP Air Portugal in December 2018, additional carriers flying the widebody include Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, Lion Air, and Corsair International.

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