News > Travel

Travel

First successful flight for the Airbus A330-800

MidiLibre/Scoop, Nov 6

The new member of the A330 Neo Airbus family flew for the first time from Toulouse Blagnac airport. The aircraft manufacturer intends to make the A330-800 the competitor of the Boeing 787.

The date was set at the last moment, due to the weather conditions. On Tuesday morning at 10:31, the A330-800 took off into the Toulouse sky.

The inaugural flight went smoothly.

The A330-800 Neo can fly 15,000 kilometres. It can accommodate up to 406 passengers, divided into three classes.  Airbus promises airlines a "significant reduction in fuel consumption".

Kuwait Airways has ordered eight, and Uganda Airlines two. Deliveries of the planes will begin in 2019.

Similar Stories

Travel

Low-cost Ouigo TGV debuts services to south…

Ouigo trains will now run from the Gare de Lyon towards the south of France three…

The Connexion, Dec 9

Travel

Road blocks on Saturday - where are they?

The protesters known as the “gilets jaunes” are blocking the roads on…

LanguedocLiving, Nov 16

Travel

Google Maps may soon offer speed camera…

Speed cameras and road accidents could soon become alerts on Google Maps in France,…

The Connexion, Nov 11

Travel

Ryanair Stansted bound plane seized in France

A bailiff seized a Ryanair aeroplane at Bordeaux airport, as part of a legal dispute…

The Connexion, Nov 9