Air Senegal, the new flag-carrier of the west African nation of Senegal, has signed an order for two Airbus A330-900neos plus two options at the Dubai Airshow.
Sources with knowledge of the transaction said that Senegal’s Transport Minister will announce the order tomorrow, 16 November, shortly before the airshow draws to a close.
It is believed the wide-bodies will be used to launch long-haul services to Paris in early 2019.
Air Senegal was established in 2016 as a replacement for seven-year-old predecessor Senegal Airlines, which had in turn been a successor to Air Senegal International, the country’s decades-old flag-carrier.
The state-owned airline is poised to take delivery of two ATR 72-600 turboprops later this year, allowing it to launch regional West African services.
It is headed up by Philippe Bohn, the former head of business development at Airbus.