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Air Mauritius Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330-900neo

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from Airbus. The delivery ceremony was performed on Thursday at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, France.

With the delivery, Air Mauritius has become the second African airline to fly the Airbus A330-900neo as well as the first airline in the world to operate both the A330neo and A350 XWB.

Named Aapravasi Ghat, the two-class A330-900neo is configured with 288 seats including 28 in Business class and 260 in Economy class. Powered by Rolls Royce engines, the brand new A330neo landed in Mauritius on Friday 19 April after making a stopover in London where it was unveiled to the media.

The A330-900neo is leased from ALC leasing company and will be deployed on the airline's long haul routes replacing the four-engine Airbus A340s.

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