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A350 Debut for Air Caraïbes

French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB.  The jet, F-HHAV (c/n 082) – acquired on lease from AerCap – was handed over to the Les Abymes, Guadeloupe-based airline on February 28 during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse.

The aircraft is expected to enter revenue service on March 2.  (Airbus)

It was then ferried to Paris/Orly ahead of its maiden commercial service to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France on March 2.

The aircraft features the European manufacturer’s ‘Airspace by Airbus’ cabin, accommodating 389 passengers in a three-class configuration including 18 in Business, 45 in Premium Economy and 326 in Economy.

From left: Air Caraïbes’ Marc Rochet and Jean-Paul Dubreuil, alongside Airbus EVP Programmes Didier Evrard, Rolls-Royce President – Civil Aerospace Eric Schulz and AerCap President and CCO Philip Scruggs.  (Airbus)