With the Boeing/Airbus battle lines firmly drawn in the Oceania region, Airbus has come up with a small, but impressive victory today.
In a deal that's the first of a kind for the Oceania region, Air Calin has pipped the competition with an order for two A330-900 (neo) aircraft as well as two A320neo's.
The airline is slated to boost the regional services to Australia and New Zealand with the A320's and look to further it's footprint within Japan with the A330-900 as well as opening new routes to China and other destinations.
The impressive 14% reduction in fuel burn over it's current fleet variant, and the extended range of up to 6550 nautical miles (12,130kms) of the 330-900Neo was too good to refuse for the airline, that currently operates the A330-200 type.
As yet, Air Calin has not released any information regarding the engine selection, or cabin layout.