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Air Greenland to buy Airbus A330-800 to modernise fleet

Christian Fernsby |
Air Greenland has tentatively agreed to take a single Airbus A330-800 to replace the carrier’s ageing A330-200.

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The 305-seat aircraft is set to be delivered in 2021.

It will mark a powerplant switch for the airline, because its 22-year old A330 is fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines while the A330-800 will have Rolls-Royce Trent 7000s.

Air Greenland will use the aircraft to serve not only its trunk route between Copenhagen and the capital Nuuk, but also the new airport at Ilulissat from 2023.

“The acquisition is Air Greenland’s largest investment ever and shall ensure that the airline is competitive in the future,” says the carrier.

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