Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the Airbus A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on February 28. It will fly to Paris Orly Sud before embarking on its first commercial flight to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France on March 2.
This A350-900 can accommodate 389 passengers in a three-class configuration, (18 in Business, 45 in Premium Economy and 326 in Economy). It is equipped with the ‘Airspace by Airbus’ cabin, combined with its new lighting system which is designed to reduce the effects of jet lag and strengthen the sense of wellbeing and relaxation on long-haul flights.
Air Caraïbes says it plans to operate its A350 XWB alongside the Airbus A330s it already has in service on its French Caribbean routes from Paris.