07 September 2015

1 additional A350-900 for Air Caraïbes.

Dubreuil Group has ordered 1 additional Airbus A350-900 for Air Caraïbes on lease from Aercap last June/2015.

Source: mrtcnuzn44

Air Caraïbes, which earned a net profit of EUR 17 million in the past financial year, announced on February that they were planning to order 5 A350 XWB.

Finally only 1 additional aircraft will join Air Caraïbes fleet.

Source: A380_TLS_A350

Meanwhile, a project of new low cost long-haul airline, that will be called 'Sunline', is also in preparation for June/2016.

Source: Manuel Belleli

Dubreuil Group announced several strategic initiatives to accelerate the development of its airbusiness.

Air Caraïbes transported 1.228.000 passengers in 2014 (an increase of 0.3% from 2013) with a record turnover of EUR 358 million.

Marc Rochet, Chairman of Executive Board of Air Caraïbes said: "in an extremely competitive environment, Air Caraïbes demonstrated once more, with the involvement of all its staff, the confidence of its customers, to the rigor of its management, its ability to record another year of success. Sustainable growth is the priority of Air Caraïbes and we intend to continue in this direction."


Group Dubreuil wants Air Caraïbes to be the 1st French private airline and an additional A350-900, available in June/2017, has been added to the original order of 2013.

Source: A380_TLS_A350

This early availability schedule indicates that the aircraft could be a flying prototype (probably MSN5) that need to be refurbished in 2016.

The A350 deliveries (3+1 A350-900 and 3 A350-1000) are scheduled between December/2016 and 2024.

The creation of a new subsidiary airline of the group called Sunline was decided and Dubreuil Group will order 1 new Airbus A330-300, (MTOW 242 tons model) in order to start operations in one year.

Sunline will be based on a "new model" of long-haul low-cost carrier and will include wifi and video for its passengers.

Based on the article “Un Airbus A350 et une filiale low cost pour Air Caraïbes” published in Air Journal

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