India’s Jet Airways takes delivery of Airbus A330-200

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Indian based international airline Jet Airways has taken delivery of its latest Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The aircraft forms part of an order for 15 Airbus A330-200 aircraft placed between 2005 and 2007. An initial order for 10 aircraft was signed in October 2005 and this was increased to 15 in December 2007. The delivered A330-200 is the airline’s seventh aircraft directly received from Airbus. The first aircraft was delivered in April 2007.

Jet Airways is deploying the aircraft on new far Eastern routes to serve Hong Kong and to expand services to Europe and the Middle East. The aircraft will be configured in two classes with a total of 220 seats.

The customised aircraft is configured with 30 seats in Première arranged in a ‘Herringbone configuration’ with fully lie flat electronic seats with lumbar support and massage systems.

“The introduction in 2006 of the A330 into our existing fleet was seamless,” said Naresh Goyal, Jet Airways Chairman. “The A330 fits in well with our strategy to operate fuel efficient aircraft which also have low operating costs. The aircraft also provides our customers with the most modern and comfortable cabin in its sector.”

Jet Airways operates A330s between India and its Brussels European hub in Belgium and onto Canada and North America. The airline plans to deploy the additional A330s on regional and long haul international flights.

The A330-200 has a range of up to 6,750 nm / 12,500 km with a full passenger load. Its large under-floor cargo holds can also carry standard pallets and containers side-by-side.

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