The Airbus A330neo was introduced to the industry in late 2018 with TAP, 14 months after the aircraft completed its first flight.
Airbus offers the aircraft in two primary variants, the A330-800 and the A330-900, with the types intended to replace the existing A330ceo series.
Since its introduction, the series has experienced a relatively slow start to life with lack lustre orders overall and a general lack of interest. However, it has worked its way to accumulating several hundred orders.
What airlines in 2023 fly the Airbus A330neo though?
Delta Air Lines
Delta is the largest operator of the A330-900, which is the most popular variant in the family thus far. The U.S. carrier utilises the aircraft for a host of missions around the world.
Per the latest fleet data, Delta currently has 23 A330-900s in service with one unit in storage. Additionally, the company has orders for more A330neo jets that remain undelivered.
These A330-900s are among the youngest in their fleet when measured by average age, with the mean at 2.1 years and the oldest aircraft only 4.5 years of age.
The A330neo at the airline has been crucial in transforming the business, growing the fleet and allowing the modernisation of operations.
TAP Air Portugal
TAP is another primary operator of the A330neo series. The airline operates a fleet of 19 in-service A330-900s, again sticking solely with the most popular variant.
These A330neos are the third youngest fleet type when measured by average age, coming in at 4.4 years. TAP’s youngest A330neo sits at 3.9 years, and its oldest at 4.9
Condor has extensively welcomed Airbus A330neos to its fleet in recent years as it overhauls its operation and says goodbye to ageing Boeing jets.
The company currently flies 9 A330-900s with one not operational per cirium. Thus, it makes the airline the third largest aircraft operator, with the company intending to acquire more in the future.
Lion Air flies 5 Airbus A330neos in-service, and similarly to other operators, these are all for the popular A330-900 variant.
Cirium data shows that the company has three A330-900s that are listed as in storage.
The airline still currently has many A330-300s operational, with six flying. These A330-300s average an age of only 7.9 years, while the A330-900s average a period of 3.3.
Cebu Pacific flies 5 Airbus A330-900s currently as part of its commitment to the next generation of Airbus aircraft that, includes the A320neo family.
The A330neos with Cebu Pacific average age of only 1.4 years, making them one of the youngest operators of the series in regards to average age.
Azul flies 5 Airbus A330-900s as well, the same as Cebu Pacific currently and follows a trend of selecting the A330-900 over the A330-800.
With five operational A330neos currently, the type averages an age of 3.8 years in the airline’s fleet. As a result, it is the third youngest aircraft type when measured by average age and only beaten by the A321neo and E195-E2.
Corsair operates 5 A330-900s currently, which average an age of 2.3 years.
Interestingly, the airline also flies 4 Airbus A330-300s, with these averaging an age of 12.3 years. As part of the Corsair fleet, there are no other aircraft types.
Therefore, the addition of the A303neo has been hugely fundamental in helping support the long-term growth plans and move towards better efficiency for the airline.
Newly launched ITA Airways has already acquired 5 A330-900s as part of its commitment to growth and has a substantial number of undelivered aircraft.
ITA’s A330-900s have only an average age of 0.3 years, making them some of the youngest in operation and solidifying ITA’s place as having one of the youngest next-generation fleets around.
Starlux flies currently 4 A330-900s with another unit remaining on order.
The Taiwanese carrier utilises the series for several kinds of missions, and these units average an age of 1.4 years. The oldest aircraft comes in at 1.7 years.
Virgin Atlantic has recently transitioned towards more fuel-efficient aircraft types with the arrival of the A350 and A330neo and the removal of the A340 and 747.
Currently, Virgin Atlantic flies 4 Airbus A330-900s, with these units averaging an age of only 0.9 years. It is one of the newest operators of the A330neo.
Garuda Indonesia is one of the few customers that has expressed interest in both variants of the A330neo series.
The company currently flies 10 A330-900s, which average an age of 3.9 years. While it doesn’t have the A330-800 in operation yet, it’s worth mentioning that orders still exist.
Air Mauritius flies just 2 Airbus A330-900s, with these being delivered in quick succession to the airline.
Per the latest data, these A330-900s average an age of 4.5 years. This is thanks to the youngest unit at 4.4 and the oldest at 4.6.
Air Calin operates 2 A330-900s as part of its commitment to enhancing its network and, in recent times, retiring existing A330ceo jets.
These Airbus A330neos average an age of 4.2 years.
Iberojet operates just a single A330-900, which averages an age of 3.2 years.
Air Greenland joins only a small number of airlines that have not just committed to the A330-800 but also taken delivery of the variant.
The airline has one operational A330-800, which sits at 0.9 years of age.
Kuwait Airways is the largest operator of the A330-800 thus far, with four currently active units from the smallest variant in the series.
These A330-800s have an average age of 2.1 years.
Uganda Airlines operates just 2 Airbus A330-800s, with the average age of these planes at 2.8 years.