Air Vanuatu welcomes A220
THE Airbus A220 touched down yesterday in Vanuatu for the first time, where it was welcomed by the country’s national carrier Air Vanuatu, which will take delivery of the aircraft in Jun 2020.
The A220 was greeted in Port Vila by government officials, international ambassadors, industry partners and media, who were invited to tour the aircraft and enjoy a flight over Port Vila city harbour and the volcanoes of Tanna before landing at Santo-Pekoa Airport, Espiritu Santo.
The A220 is the most modern narrow-body aircraft currently in production and the most advanced in its class; it delivers reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions, as well as lower operating costs, while providing passengers an “enhanced experience”.
“The enthusiasm of the whole country has been overwhelming... when the aircraft arrives, it will be a tribute to everyone in Vanuatu,” said Air Vanuatu CEO Derek Nice in a speech at the arrival event. Pictured: Head of Sales Pacific for Airbus Marie-Frederique Romain, Air Vanuatu CEO Derek Nice, and Executive Vice President Commercial for Airbus Christopher Buckley. Inset a traditional welcome ceremony.