September 17, 2008

Air Caraibes to Purchase Three A350-1000 Aircraft From Airbus

French Caribbean-based regional airline Air Caraibes has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for three A350-1000 aircraft.

The aircraft will be operated on the airline's network from Paris to the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and later to French Guyana. They will be configured in three classes with a total of 440 seats.

Air Caraibes already operates an all Airbus long-haul fleet of two A330-200s and one A330-300, with three more A330-300 aircraft on order.

Jean-Paul Dubreuil, president of Air Caraibes, said: "The A350 XWB will continue the track record of spectacular efficiency and low operating costs we already experience with the A330. Aircraft commonality, which is unique to Airbus aircraft, will allow our pilots to transition efficiently to the A350 XWB."