Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region.
This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft.
Air Cote d’Ivoire has a fleet of 10 aircraft, including three A319s and three A320s, serving 25 domestic and regional destinations in West and Central Africa.
Air Côte d’Ivoire is configuring the aircraft in a two-class layout with 16 seats in Business and 132 seats in Economy. Passengers will benefit from the widest cabin of any single-aisle aircraft, high-speed Internet connectivity and latest generation in-flight entertainment system.
The new aircraft will be deployed on Air Côte d’Ivoire’s regional network to serve Senegal, Gabon, and Cameroon. Destinations like South Africa will be added at a later stage, highlighting the operational flexibility of the A320neo.
Airbus A320 Family
The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies including new generation engines, Sharklets and aerodynamics, which together deliver 20% in fuel savings and CO2 reduction. The A320neo Family has won 7,450 orders from nearly 120 customers.
About Air Côte d’Ivoire (HF)
Air Côte d’Ivoire is the Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier. Based in Abidjan, it started operations in 2012.
Routes: Air Côte d’Ivoire flies to 6 airports in the Ivory Coast and 18 cities in 14 countries in the region.
Fleet: Air Côte d’Ivoire operates a fleet of 11 aircraft, comprising:
- 3 Airbus A320 (including the new A320neo)
- 4 Airbus A319
- 4 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
(Source: Air Côte d’Ivoire website on 20 February 2021)