Arkia Israel Airlines Orders 4 Airbus A330-900s
Arkia Israel Airlines announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding four up to four Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The agreement will make the carrier the first in Israel to operate the plane.
The A330-900neo is a member of the Airbus widebody family, which also includes the A330-800neo. The new plane is an upgrade of the existing plane, not an entirely new design.
It will come with new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines derived from the engine that Rolls-Royce designed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and promises reduced fuel consumption per seat by 14%. The plane will also get winglets similar to those on Airbus’ new A350 model and have greater range than current A330 models.
Along with the four A330-900neos, the airline currently has four A321neos on order.
Arkia Israel Airlines is the second largest carrier in Israel after El Al. The airline was founded in 1949, and currently serves 25 destinations in 16 different countries.
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