20 million passengers, more than 200 routes, 22 operators and a total number of 288 orders. Airbus celebrates this week the 100th A330neo delivery.

On April 7, the 100th A330neo - an A330-900 - was delivered to German airline Condor, the latest A330neo operator who ordered 16 A330neo to replace previous generation aircraft in their fleet and reduce operating costs as well as fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Beyond a symbol, the 100th A330neo marks an important milestone for Airbus and its A330neo Family after the first aircraft - an A330-900 - was handed over to the Programme’s launch operator TAP Air Portugal in late 2018. 


An aircraft of choice for operators

Since its entry into service, the A330neo has been able to become an aircraft of choice for operators who consider business sustainability and operational reliability as key elements of their growth strategy.

“The A330neo offers both high flexibility - from regional to long-haul flights - and efficiency - with 25% less fuel burn and CO2 emissions compared to previous generation competitor aircraft. It’s not only the natural successor of the A330ceo, it’s also the first large airliner to be certified by *EASA for *ICAO’s post-2028 environmental regulations. This demonstrates the proven maturity of the A330neo to meet CO2 emissions requirements beyond 2028 and will help many airlines in the future to reach their environmental targets” says Alexis Vidal, VP Marketing Airbus widebody aircraft. 

This is already a natural transition for many airlines such as the Asian carrier Malaysia Airlines, who placed an order of 20 A330neo to replace its A330ceo fleet and meet its decarbonisation objectives

To date, the A330neo Family flies in the liveries of 22 airlines on over 200 routes and destinations worldwide.

In addition, the A330neo has been able to unlock both transatlantic and regional routes connecting around 20 millions passengers across the world. Benefiting from the widebody A350 technologies, the A330neo also incorporates the Airspace™ cabin ensuring the highest level of comfort. This includes providing more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new mood lighting system and the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity. Airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines have always been focused on the passenger experience, and the A330neo Airspace cabin fits perfectly with that philosophy by offering superior comfort to passengers.


Meeting the growing demand

With an order book that has significantly increased in the two previous years, the A330neo is solidifying its reputation as an aircraft of choice for airlines that can be delivered in the short term while supporting airlines’ growth strategy in the long term. For 2022 only, Airbus delivered 23 A330neo to 8 customers and registered 19 orders from 5 customers including 4 new operators. 

This expansion will allow Airbus to increase the A330neo production rates to 4 aircraft per month by 2024 and meet the current increasing demand for the A330neo. Airbus *GMF22forecasts a demand estimated to represent 7,870 typically widebody over the next 20 years, namely due to the current acceleration in aging aircraft fleet replacement needs. 

With this new milestone, the A330neo confirms its breakthrough on the widebody market, flying towards a promising future.



EASA = European Union Aviation Safety Agency

ICAO = International Civil Aviation Organization

GMF22 : Global Market Forecast 2022-2041


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