Air Côte d’Ivoire has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the west Africa region.
This latest generation aircraft will join the Abidjan-based airline’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft.
With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be deployed on Air Côte d’Ivoire’s regional network to serve Senegal, Gabon and Cameroon.
Destinations like South Africa will be added at a later stage, highlighting the operational flexibility of the A320neo.
Powered by CFM Leap-1A engines, the aircraft is configured in a comfortable two-class layout with 16 seats in Business and 132 seats in economy class.
Passengers will benefit from the widest cabin of any single aisle aircraft, high-speed Internet connectivity and latest generation in-flight entertainment system.
Air Cote d’Ivoire’s first A320neo took off from Toulouse carrying one ton of humanitarian goods including medical equipment and toys.
In partnership with Aviation sans Frontières and the Airbus Foundation, the mission is part of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
The transported goods will serve local NGOs in Abidjan, thus supporting the education and health sector in the country.
Air Cote d’Ivoire has a fleet of ten aircraft, including three A319s and three A320s, serving 25 domestic and regional destinations in West and Central Africa.