Air Greenland turns into third operator of A330-800 neo – Enterprise Traveller

Air Greenland has taken supply of its first and solely A330-800 neo, becoming a member of a choose group of carriers to fly the next-generation plane.

The A330-800 neo is a part of the A330 neo Household of plane, which additionally contains the bigger A330-900 neo.

Airbus says it has had orders for 275 A330 neos from 24 clients, however the overwhelming majority of those are for the A330-900 variant, with simply three clients thus far having taken supply of a complete of seven A330-800s – Kuwait Airways, Uganda Airways and now Air Greenland.

The A330-900 has proved extra common, with service’s together with Virgin Atlantic and TAP Air Portugal among the many operators. For our assessment of Virgin’s inaugural A330-900 neo service to Tampa, see:

Flight assessment: Virgin A330 neo Higher Class

Greenland’s state service has configured its A330-800 neo – which is changing an current A330-200 – with 42 seats in Premium class and 263 in economic system. The aircraft additionally options Airbus’ Airspace cabins, with bigger overhead bins and a brand new lighting system.

The following-generation plane is provided with Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, and has a variety of 15,094 km, in comparison with the A330-200’s 13,450 km.

Airbus additionally notes that the plane has “the power to supply the most recent in-flight leisure methods and full connectivity”, though it’s not clear precisely what Air Greenland will probably be providing on this entrance.

The service’s A330-800 neo will initially serve flights between Greenland and Denmark, earlier than being deployed on routes to North America and the remainder of Europe “at a later date”.

Air Greenland operates a fleet of round ten fixed-wing plane, together with seven De Havilland Canada Sprint 8-200s, in addition to 20 helicopters, working primarily home flights throughout round a dozen airports inside Greenland.