We looked at the history of the A330-200, the reasons it sold 642 units to date, and why the sequel, the A330-800, is not selling well.
We dig deeper into the replacement question today. In a post-pandemic world, is holding on to or even leasing an A330-200 for long-range operations the better alternative, or should we take delivery of a new A330-800?
The A330-200 was Airbus' best aircraft for long and thin routes.
As the A330-300 and later A330-900 grew its range, the A330-200 and A330-800 market shrunk.
For long and thin routes, is keeping/leasing an A330-200 or taking delivery of an A330-800 the better alternative?