In the context of the purchase of Corsair, Dubreuil group has decided to increase its commitments on the Airbus A350.
Jean-Paul Dubreuil, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Group and Air Caraïbes, has announced last week that it has planned to acquire 3 additional A350-900 and 2 additional A350-1000.
The initial order in 2013, was for 3+3 A350 XWB.
Three A350-900 (with 389 seats in a high-density seat configuration) leased from ILFC (absorbed by AerCap) to be delivered between 2016 and 2018.
Three A350-1000 acquired by Air Caraïbes, for deliveries between 2020 and 2022.
The new order for 3+2 aircraft will be as follows:
Additional 3 A350-900s will be again leased and deliveries are scheduled between 2017 and 2019.
Additional two A350-1000 are conversion of options form the 2013 order done by Air Caraïbes. Air Caraïbes is trying to get earlier delivery dates that for the time being are planned for 2023 and 2024.
Source: Les Echos
In 2024, Air Caraïbes and Corsair should operate 11 A350 XWB on the Caribbean and Reunion Island, "where they will be terribly effective", according to Marc Rochet, Chairman of Air Caraïbes.
Based on the article “Air Caraïbes étoffe sa commande d’Airbus A350” published in Le Journal De L'Aviation