Air Caraibes Takes Delivery Of Its First Airbus A350-1000

Airbus A350-1000 is the latest addition to Air Caraibes fleet

Air Caraibes took delivery of its first A350-1000 aircraft. It is the first one to be delivered among three of the ordered aircraft. As of now Air Caraibes operates six A330s and three A350-900 series aircrafts along with four ATR aircrafts.

Despite being delivered today, it isn’t a brand new aircraft though its commercial service will be started by Air Caraibes. Its first flight was on 7th of Feburary 2017 before being withdrawn from service in August the following year. This aircraft has flown all over the world under Airbus registration.

During its operation under Airbus registration it conducted various flights around the globe for promotional purpose in order to prove its capabilities and thus secure more orders for the type.

How is the plane configured..

– 24 Madras Business Class Seats

– 45 Caraibes Premium Economy Seats
– 360 Soleil Economy Seats

In total this aircraft will be configured with 429 seats 40 more than the A350-900 variant.

However, the seats in economy are a half inch less wider, hence adding an extra row and operating a 10 breast economy configuration.

Many vacation tourists are served by Air Caraibes

Where will the aircraft be used..

As of now the aircraft will be used to boost its winter frequencies between French Caribbean and Paris, offering extra seats count and flight frequency.

Air Caraibes is a French airline and the regional airline of the French Caribbean. It operates scheduled and chartered flights serving various islands along with Paris. Air Caraibes as of now operates an all Airbus fleet comprising of six A330s, three A350-900s and this recent A350-1000 with two more on order for long-haul routes along with four ATRs for regional operations. It operates a total of 14 aircrafts and also has 2 more aircrafts on order.

Which other airlines operate this aircraft today..

Today Air Caraibes joins a small group of airlines that operates the larger -1000 variant of the Airbus XWB family. British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways and now Air Caraibes are the members of this group. As of November 2019 Airbus has received a total of 959 firm orders from 51 airlines from around the world.

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