Corsair has taken delivery of the first of two A330-300s ordered from Airbus by TUI
Travel. The aircraft was delivered at a special ceremony in Toulouse on November 27 attended by Corsair Chairman, Pascal de Izaguirre.
The new A330-300 is part of TUI Travel’s commitment to strengthen services from Paris
to the French West Indies, Canada, West Africa and Indian Ocean destinations. The aircraft, ordered in December 2010, will enter in commercial service by end of this month.
Pascal de Izaguirre, CEO, Corsair, said: “We are delighted with this decision by TUI
Travel to buy Airbus A330 aircraft. We already benefit from the excellent performance of an A330-200s and these new A330s with a track record of unmatched efficiency, reliability and low operating costs will allow us to enforce our new strategy of operating the most eco-efficient and reliable aircraft for our network.”
Tom Chandler, Director of Aircraft Acquisition and Finance at TUI Travel PLC commented: “TUI Travel is pleased to be acquiring the A330-300 aircraft which, particularly with its recently enhanced capability, is clearly the ideal aircraft type to be introduced to the Corsair fleet to complement the existing A330-200 operations.
“Airbus has worked closely with Corsair and TUI Travel management to ensure the success of this renewal of the Corsair fleet and has been proactive in recognising and addressing our requirements and developing the business relationship.”