February 4, 2019: Air Senegal, the Dakar-based airline that started operations in 2018, recently saw its first A330neo touch down at Blaise-Diagne International Airport.
The aircraft painted in the livery of Air Senegal and named "Casamance," was presented during a ceremony attended by Macky Sall, president of the Republic of Senegal, and Philippe Bohn, chief executive officer, Air Senegal.
With this, Air Senegal becomes the first African airline to receive and operate the newest member of the leading Airbus widebody family. Air Senegal plans to operate its first A330neo on the soon to be opened Dakar-Paris route and develop its medium and long-haul network.
Air Senegal's A330neo which is a new generation aircraft is fitted with a three-class cabin comprising 32 Business class, 21 Premium Plus and 237 Economy class seats.
It incorporates highly efficient new generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, and a new greater span 3D optimised wing with new Sharklets.