Yesterday, Tunisair received a new plane from Airbus. This aircraft is the third of ten models that were promised to Tunisair by Airbus in 2008.
Tunisair’s receipt of the aircraft was marked by a ceremony in Toulouse, France, which was attended by the Tunisian Minister of Transport, Abdelkarim Harouni, and the new Airbus CEO, Fabrice Bergiér.
The event took place in the center of the Airbus delivery area in Toulouse. During the ceremony Bergiér personally gave the keys of the aircraft to Rebah Jrad, the CEO of Tunisair.
The aircraft is named after Aziza Othmana, a Tunisian princess who dedicated her life to charitable works. It is worth 60-million dinars, is fuel-efficient with a twin-engine, and boasts a total of 162 seats.
Fawzi Mouelhi, an official responsible for internal production at Tunisair, announced that their company will receive two more A330 models by 2014. The deadline to receive all ten of the models is set for the end of 2017.
“As a part of Tunisair strategy to broaden its playing field to Africa and North America – Montreal and New York – these airplanes will reinforce our regiment and to enable our airline to increase its competitiveness,” Mouelhi said.