Air Greenland brand new Airbus A330-800neo aircraft rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France, nearing its entry into service.
The new aircraft features a bold red livery with medium-size white dots on the plane’s vertical stabilizer.
The airline’s new A330-800neo aircraft, registered as OY-GKN, will replace Air Greenland’s 24-year-old A330-200 jet. The new aircraft will transport both passenger and cargo and is intended to enter Air Greenland’s fleet in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Fresh from the paintshop! Take a look at #AirGreenland‘s #A330neo in its incREDibly beautiful livery.
It will be the airline’s new flagship, comfortably and efficiently flying passengers – as well as cargo – to/from Greenland. pic.twitter.com/pqmPmw8s8c
— Airbus (@Airbus) August 3, 2022
The A330-800neo variant has been an unpopular plane, with only a total of 11 orders since the beginning of its production from Garuda Indonesia, Kuwait Airlines, and Uganda Airlines. This compares to a total of 262 orders of Airbus A330-900neo variant since the start of its production.
Air Greenland is currently operating a total of eight aircraft with an average age of 25.2 years old, according to Planespotters.net. The airline’s fleet comprises one A330-200 and seven De Havilland Canada Dash 8 turboprops.