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Qantas reveals first Airbus A220 aircraft

Qantas has released pictures of the first Airbus A220 aircraft that will join the airline’s fleet later this year.

Qantas is currently in the process of renewing its ageing short and medium-haul fleet. The A220s will gradually replace the older Boeing B737s, which have been the workhorse for the airline for the past many years.

The first A220 will be delivered to Qantas’ regional arm, QantasLink, later this year. The airline placed an order for nine additional A220-300s at the Paris Air Show 2023 held in June 2023, taking the total to 29. The first scheduled flights of A220 aircraft are slated to takeoff in 2024.

Qantas’ first A220-300 getting ready I’m in a Airbus factory. Photo: Qantas

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Qantas will deploy these A220s on QantasLink network gradually but these aircraft will initially be seen operating flights between Melbourne and Canberra.

The airline says that its A220-300s will feature 10 Business Class seats and 127 standard Economy Class seats. The A220 is the perfect choice for Qantas in the Australian market in my opinion. It ticks all the boxes an airline could look for in an aircraft, from long range to optimum passenger comfort levels.

Featured image by Airbus

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