Corsair Receives First of Four Airbus A330neos from AerCap

Corsair Receives First of Four Airbus A330neos from AerCap
Photo Credit: Airbus.

Earlier this week, AerCap celebrated the delivery of the first of four Airbus A330neos to French carrier Corsair.

This adds to the other five units of the aircraft type that the French airline already has in it’s fleet.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Delivery Flight: SS339 Toulouse-Paris Orly…

Corsair Receives First of Four Airbus A330neos from AerCap
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F-HETE is the aircraft in question mentioned, which operated it’s delivery flight on March 8.

Under the apt flight number, SS339, the aircraft departed Toulouse at 1516 local time.

It then arrived into it’s base of Paris Orly at 1609 local time.

At the time of writing (13/3/24 @ 1230 UK time), the aircraft has not operated any commercial flights at present.

Furthermore, it is likely that they will either enter towards the Summer season or gradually during the less busier periods.

It now means Corsair will have a total of nine Airbus A330-900neos when the rest have been delivered.

The other three are scheduled to be delivered throughout this year.

Corsair Entering Second & Final Phase of Fleet Renewal…

Corsair Receives First of Four Airbus A330neos from AerCap
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Commenting on the first delivery was Peter Anderson, the Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap:

“We are delighted to deliver the first of four A330neo aircraft to Corsair”.

“The A330neo is one of the most desirable and in-demand aircraft in the world and will not only support Corsair’s widebody fleet modernization but will bolster their sustainability commitments by reducing emissions and enhancing operational efficiency.”

“We wish Pascal de Izaguirre and all the team at Corsair every success and look forward to working with them as these aircraft deliver.”

Adding to this was Mr. de Izaguirre himself, the CEO of the French carrier:

“With the delivery of this new A330neo aircraft, Corsair is entering the second and final phase of its fleet renewal plan.”

“By the end of 2024, we will have added a further four new A330neos to our fleet, the first of which will be deployed to service destinations in the French West Indies, commencing March 19.”

“Subsequently, the second aircraft is scheduled to operate between France and the Ivory Coast, commencing in April.”

“By the end of this year, all Corsair routes will be operated by A330neo aircraft.”

“Our fleet will be among the youngest fleet in the world, lowering the impact on the environment while enhancing our customers’ travel experience”.


Photo Credit: EMEKA13 via wikimedia Commons.

In conclusion, this marks the next stage in it’s overall plan of fleet renewal at Corsair, with the help of AerCap.

Furthermore, the transition to an all Airbus A330neo fleet will keep costs down in the long run.

All eyes will be on the delivery of the other three aircraft, as well as what this could mean for route expansion.

But for now, let’s see how 2024 performs for the French carrier.

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