Small carrier Air Greenland has become the new operator of the A330-800, the smallest variant of the A330neo family. The only aircraft on order, with its red paint pattern, was delivered by Airbus this week in Toulouse.
The A330-800 will replace an A330-200 used on the Greenland airline’s international flights. The company also has seven Dash 8-200 turboprops for local routes.
The configuration adopted by Air Greenland includes 305 seats, 42 in Premium and 263 in Economy.
Air Greenland also entered into an agreement with Airbus to benefit from Flight Hour Services (FHS), a service that covers the supply of spare components and maintenance.
The company also promised to use a fuel blend that includes 30% SAF (sustainable aviation fuel). The first flight of the A330neo will be to Denmark, but the aircraft will take flights to North America and Europe afterwards.
With a very long range, the A330-800 is the least successful widebody at Airbus, with only 11 firm orders, seven of which have already been delivered. Only Uganda Airlines (two aircraft) Kuwait Airlines (four) and Air Greenland operate the model so far.
The next customer for the A330-800 is Garuda Indonesia, which has ordered four jets.