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November 29, 2012

TransAsia Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A330-300

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TransAsia Airways Airbus A330-300 (B-22101). (Photo by P. Pigeyre/Airbus)

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300.

The two-class, 300-seat jet is the low-cost carrier’s first widebody aircraft. Tail number B-22101 becomes the 19th plane in the TransAsia fleet, joining Airbus A320s and A321s and ATR 72s.

TransAsia ordered two A330-300s, both powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. The airline also has a dozen Airbus A321 and A321neo jets on order.

Initial routes for the A330 will link the airline’s Taipei hub to Japan and Singapore, which will be followed by service to Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

“The delivery of the A330 will further enhance our quality of service, as well as our passengers’ flight experience,” said Vincent Lin, Chairman, TransAsia Airways, “They will service TransAsia’s international routes, providing passengers a more comfortable journey with advanced in-flight entertainment technology and spacious seating.”

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