May.07.2022, Singapore ------ Airbus has deployed the A220 to the Asia-Pacific region as part of its latest week-long demonstration tour. The aircraft, an airBaltic A220-300, made a demonstration flight in Sydney (Australia) and will next fly to Singapore, the campaign will see this passenger aircraft make another two stops in Hanoi (Vietnam) and Tokyo (Japan). Asia-Pacific remains the fastest-growing market for air transport and also the core market for Airbus.
The A220’s range and capacity make it ideal for carriers that want to open new regional routes out of Asia-Pacific, or require an aircraft for lucrative but thin routes out of the country. It also enables a more cost-efficient and seamless way to connect to and from international services to domestic and regional destinations.
By incorporating state-of-the-art technologies, the latest aerodynamic design, and new generation Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan engines, the A220 generates fuel savings of up to 25 percent compared with older generation aircraft of a similar size.
Capable of flying non-stop on routes of up to 3,400 nautical miles (6,300 km), the A220 offers unmatched range capability allowing connections between the Asia-Pacific region, Australia, North Asia, and the Middle East.
Asia-Pacific is a core market for Airbus and it is the fastest-growing market for air transport with a 5.5% annual growth in passenger traffic (versus a global average of 4.3%). Today the region accounts for a third of the European manufacturer's total order book and a third of its revenues.
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