XL Airways France becomes A330-300 operator

XL Airways France expands its Airbus fleet following the delivery of its first brand new A330-300 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France.
Operated under a leasing agreement with GECAS, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80E engines.  The carrier will fly its new A330-300, configured in a single-class layout with 408 seats, to destinations in the French Caribbean starting in December 2012.
This aircraft will join the airline’s existing fleet of Airbus aircraft, comprising two A330-200s and one A320.
Laurent Magnin,” Chief Executive Officer XL Airways France commented: “The entry into service of our first A330-300 is a great day for XL Airways France and our passengers.  With this brand new aircraft, we will open additional routes as part of the expansion of our business in the French Caribbean.
“This new Airbus will support our continued growth thanks to its superior fuel efficiency, capacity and range benefitting both our charter and scheduled flight operations.”