The versatile A330 Family is a multi-talented aircraft product line that covers all market segments from commercial passenger and freight transportation to VVIP and military roles. It has become the preferred aircraft for nearly 100 operators, including major airlines and flag carriers, charter and leisure airlines, the new segment of long-haul low-cost carriers, along with governments and in VVIP service. Some 20 A330 airlines fly both the A330-200 and A330-300 versions, while more than 50 A320 Family operators also have chosen the A330 – benefitting from the Airbus family concept.
Two passenger versions
A330s are utilised in a full range of conditions – polar and desert conditions, in the North, South, East, West, everywhere.
The A330-300 is the world’s lowest operating cost-per-seat twin-engined aircraft, designed without compromise to do what twins do best. It carries 300 passengers on routes of up to 6,000 nautical miles with outstanding economics.
The shorter-fuselage A330-200 sets standards in the 250-seat, long-range category. It has the flexibility and economics to operate efficiently on diverse networks with sectors of up to 7,230 nautical miles.
The A330’s ability to meet a full range of mission requirements has enabled an extension of the family with the A330-200F Freighter and the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) – both which are based on the A330-200 airframe. The A330-200F is positioned as the replacement for ageing mid-size long-haul freighters, and also offers opportunities to grow frequencies in under-served and fragmented markets at no additional cost per tonne. The A330 MRTT meets military services’ requirements for highly-demanding in-flight refuelling and military and humanitarian airlift missions.
Orders & deliveries
Did you know?
- The A330-200 and A330-300 are almost identical in all but length. The only two other key differences are that the centre tank is activated for increased fuel capacity and an extended fin and rudder on the A330-200
- A330s currently operate to over 300 airports worldwide
- More than 1.1 billion passengers have flown the A330
- Every day, the A330 fleet flies the equivalent of 15 times to the moon
Every minute, an A330 takes off somewhere in the world
An A330 takes-off or lands every 23 seconds of every day