Airbus delivered the first A320neo Air Côte d'Ivoire aircraft.
Air Côte d'Ivoire, the Ivory Coast airline, received the first Airbus A320neo aircraft. TU-TSX aircraft will join the other 6 Airbus aircraft that the carrier already owns.
The A320neo aircraft is configured in two classes, with a total of 148 seats: 16 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy. The aircraft is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
Possible new destinations for the airline in the future.
With improved efficiency levels, this new aircraft will operate flights from the regional network of Air Côte d'Ivoire and will serve destinations such as Senegal, Gabon and Cameroon. Destinations in South Africa will be added at a later stage, emphasizing the operational flexibility of the A320neo.
Air Cote d'Ivoire's first A320neo took off from Toulouse carrying a ton of humanitarian goods, including medical equipment and toys. In partnership with Aviation without Borders and Airbus Foundation, the mission is part of Air Côte d'Ivoire's corporate social responsibility initiative. The transported goods will serve local NGOs in Abidjan, thus supporting the education and health sector in the country.
Air Cote d'Ivoire has a fleet of 10 aircraft including 4 x Airbus A319 and 2 x Airbus A320, serving 25 domestic and regional destinations in West and Central Africa.
The A320neo family offers the widest narrow-body cabin (single aisle) and incorporates the latest technologies, including new generation engines and a new "Sharklets" wing inspired by the A350.
It also offers a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and 50% less noise compared to previous generation aircraft.