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ILA 2008: Indians take away the latest A330

Airbus handed over an A330-200 to India’s Jet Airways here at the show yesterday lunchtime.

On hand to accept delivery of the aircraft was Jet Airways’ chairman Naresh Goyal with Airbus chief executive Tom Enders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel watched over the proceedings.

“The introduction in 2006 of the A330 into our existing fleet was seamless,” says Goyal.  “The A330 fits in well with our strategy to operate fuel efficient aircraft which also have low operating costs.  The aircraft also provides our customers with the most modern and comfortable cabin in its sector.”

Enders says: “India is experiencing the world’s fastest passenger traffic growth in the near term and we are delighted to be a part of these exciting times through our partnership with Jet Airways.  The A330 is a fantastically efficient aircraft, and also offers leading standards of passenger comfort.”

This aircraft forms a piece of the two-part order for 15 of the type and marks the seventh A330 for Jet Airways.

It will be used on new far eastern routes to serve Hong Kong and to expand its services to Europe and the Middle East.


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