The new Air Greenland Airbus A330neo parked on the tarmac.
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Air Greenland becomes latest A330neo operator

LONDON – National flag carrier Air Greenland has taken delivery of an A330-800 widebody aircraft, becoming the latest operator of the type. 

The A330neo will replace previous generation aircraft in the company’s fleet, reducing operating cost, improving environmental efficiency while offering an unrivalled passenger experience. 

Air Greenland’s A330neo will comfortably accommodate 305 passengers, featuring 42 Premium class seats and 263 Economy class seats.

Air Greenland has also firmed up an agreement with Airbus on Flight Hour Services (FHS) covering component supply and maintenance services.

Based on a circular economy model and carbon footprint reduction the Airbus FHS offers more sustainability throughout the aircraft’s life cycle.  More than 1,200 aircraft worldwide are currently being contracted under Airbus FHS. 

To underline Air Greenland’s sustainability strategy the delivery flight will be powered by a 30 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Air Greenland will first deploy the A330neo between the arctic island and Denmark, adding North American and European routes at a later date. 

The A330neo features the award-winning Airspace cabin, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, ambience and design.

This includes offering more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and the ability to offer the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity.

As with all Airbus aircraft, the A330neo also features a state-of-the-art cabin air system ensuring a clean and safe environment during the flight.

The A330neo is the new generation version of the popular A330 widebody.

Incorporating the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and a range of aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft offers a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. The A330-800 is capable of flying 8 150 nm / 15 094 km non-stop.

At the end of October, the A330 Family had registered a total of over 1,700 firm orders of which 275 are A330neos from 24 customers.

About Air Greenland

Air Greenland A/S (formerly named Grønlandsfly), also known as Greenlandair, is the flag carrier airline of Greenland, owned by the Greenlandic Government. The airline operates scheduled services and government-contracted flights to most villages in the country.

In addition to its regional scheduled network, the carrier also supports remote research stations, provides charter services for tourists and Greenland’s energy and mineral-resource industries and permits medevac during emergencies.

In September this year, Air Greenland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Icelandair.

The two airlines struck an agreement to work closely together by looking at the two companies’ networks, which form a very strategic route network at both hubs at Nuuk International Airport (Greenland) and Keflavik International Airport (Iceland).

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