Air Greenland has taken delivery of an A330-800 widebody aircraft, becoming the latest operator of the type.
The A330neo will replace the airline’s current A330-200, which is 24 years old.
Air Greenland’s A330neo will seat 305 passengers in a 2-class layout:
- 42 Premium class seats
- 263 Economy class seats
The A330neo has quite a few more seats in both classes than the A330-200 it is replacing. That aircraft has 278 seats, with 30 in Premium and 248 in Economy.
As well as more seats, the A330neo will reduce operating costs, improve environmental efficiency and offer a better passenger experience.
The airline will first deploy the A330neo between Greenland and Denmark, adding North American and European routes at a later date.
Air Greenland’s new A330neo features the Airspace cabin, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, ambience and design. This includes offering more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and the ability to offer the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity. As with all Airbus aircraft, the A330neo also features a state-of-the-art cabin air system ensuring a clean and safe environment during the flight.
To underline Air Greenland’s sustainability strategy the delivery flight will be powered by a 30 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The A330neo is the new generation version of the popular A330 widebody. Incorporating the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and a range of aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft offers a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The A330-800 is capable of flying 8 150 nm / 15 094 km non-stop.
At the end of October, the A330 Family had registered a total of over 1,700 firm orders of which 275 are A330neos from 24 customers.
About Air Greenland (GL)
Air Greenland is the flag carrier of Greenland. Headquartered at Kangerlussuaq, the airline is 100% owned by the government of Greenland.
The airline’s network consists of around 70 different connections, between 14 airports and 42 heliports and helistops.
Routes: Air Greenland’s flies to all 13 of the country’s civilian airports. International flights are to Copenhagen (daily) and Keflavík (weekly).
Fleet: 8 fixed-wing aircraft and 18 helicopters. The fixed-wing aircraft are:
- 1 Airbus A330neo
- 7 De Haviland Dash 8
N.B. Image credit: Airbus