Air Côte d’Ivoire signed a firm order for a further Airbus A320neo on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow.
Ivory Coast’s national airline became the first African carrier to order the new generation A320 when it placed an order for two in April.
“This additional A320neo will allow Air Côte d’Ivoire to truly differentiate its product by offering a higher level of comfort to its customers with new aircraft. Thanks to this new Airbus aircraft, Air Côte d’Ivoire will also improve its operating efficiency to better meet the need for traffic growth,” said General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of the Board.
Air Côte d’Ivoire currently operates four A319s and two A320, flying 23 international routes throughout West and Central Africa as well as five domestic links.
John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, commented: “This vote of confidence from Air Côte d’Ivoire is further proof of the rapid traffic growth in Africa, and of the leading role that this dynamic airline aims to play in the development of air transport on this continent. Airbus is delighted to contribute to this.”