Does the new weight bump turn the A330-900 to a trans-Pacific aircraft? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm

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March 12, 2020, © Leeham News: We continue last week's theme and compare Airbus' new 251t variant of the A330-900 to the A350-900 in this article.

We saw in the first article the A330-900 251t is now a credible long-range aircraft, including the long hop over the Pacific ocean. When to use the A330-900 or the A350-900? We analyze their economics and where one is to prefer to the other for long-range operations.

  • The Airbus A330-900 in its 251t version can serve many US to Asia routes that were reserved for the A350-900 before.
  • We check if the economics support replacing the A350-900 with the A330-900 for these routes.

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