- Joe Breitfeller
Air Greenland Places Order for Airbus A330-800
Greenland’s flag carrier has placed a Christmas order for a new Airbus A330-800 to replace their ageing A330-200ceo. The new aircraft will secure operations linking the Arctic island with Denmark from 2022.
Today (December 18, 2020), Airbus announced that Greenland’s flag carrier, Air Greenland, has placed a Christmas order for the next generation Airbus A330-800 to replace their existing A330-200ceo. The new aircraft will secure the carrier’s operations linking the Arctic island to Denmark from the end of 2022 and beyond. In Friday’s announcement, Air Greenland’s CEO, Jacob Nitter Sørensen, said,
“The A330neo is a fundamental part of Air Greenland’s fleet strategy. The new aircraft will, for years to come, offer travellers to and from Greenland a unique inflight experience while leaving the lowest carbon footprint possible. The A330neo is a perfect fit for the very challenging task of providing safe and efficient all year passenger, cargo and freight services to and from Greenland.”
Also commenting on the new order, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer, Christian Scherer, added,
“We’re pleased to see Air Greenland renew its confidence in the A330 Family and join the growing number of operators who are selecting the A330neo as a logical replacement for their ageing fleets. To imagine the airline’s distinctive red livery set against the Arctic’s environment provides some Christmas cheer at the end of a year that has been harsh for our entire industry.”
Truly a next generation aircraft, the Airbus A330neo builds on the popular features of the A330ceo with the latest technology developed for the Airbus A350. The A330neo is equipped with the spacious Airspace cabin, offering customers the latest IFE systems and connectivity. The aircraft is powered by the newest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and features an increased wingspan and A350-inspired ‘Sharklets.’ Additionally, the A330neo also offers a 25% reduction in fuel burn compared to previous generation competitor aircraft.