The Airbus A220 returns to Asia for a new demonstration tour. The aircraft, an A220-300, was loaned by airBaltic and will focus this time on the southern part of Asia.
The Airbus A220 comes back to Asia for a new demonstration tour, this time toward south of Asia-Pacific. As for the first time, the aircraft used is an A220-300, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines but wearing the colors of the Latvian airline airBaltic. The first stop of the tour will take place in the Vanuatu island state in the Pacific, home country of Air Vanuatu, the launch customer of the A220 in this region with a firm order for two Airbus A220-300s and two A220-100s. The aircraft will then travel to Australia (Sydney and Brisbane), New Zealand (Auckland), New Caledonia (Noumea) and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby), before making a stop in Cambodia (Phnom Penh) and India (Bangalore and New Delhi) on the return trip to Europe. Static displays are planned at each stop, as well as demonstration flights for company executives and other guests. The first tour was held from July 29 to August 6. After a stopover at Seoul-Incheon Airport (South Korea), the Airbus A220 flew to Yangon (Burma), to travel then to Hanoi (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and finally reach Nagoya (Japan).