Airbus Industrie has placed a secondhand A310-200 with Air Djibouti, which the airline will use to relaunch operations next month.

The carrier has signed a deal with Airbus' Dublin-based Financial Services (AIFS) division to lease a 14-year-old ex-Kuwait Airways A310-200, powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4s.

The 194-seater will be used to restart services to Paris in early July. The aircraft will also be operated on regional and international routes, mainly from Djibouti to Jeddah, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and Dubai. The north-east African airline has previously leased a Boeing 737-200.

AIFS recently has been involved in several deals to place secondhand Airbus aircraft, including the lease of other ex-Kuwait Airways A310s to Air Maldives and Armenian Airlines and an ex-Gulf Air A340 to Ethiopian Airlines.

Source: Flight International