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April 1, 2019 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Aircalin is exited to announce the launch of its two new Airbus A330neo Aircraft, which will
operate twice a week to Sydney (Tuesday and Friday) from September 2019.The Airbus A330neo is the latest addition to the Airbus product line, and Aircalin will be the
first airline to operate the aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region.

The A330neo offers enhanced performance and modernity with improved aerodynamics and
an optimised structure, powered by new generation Trent 7000 Rolls Royce engines that
provide a quieter propulsion system with improved fuel economy and a longer range.

With an additional 5 metres in fuselage and space optimization, the new aircraft can carry 25
additional passengers, for a total capacity of 291 seats in 3 fully personalised Classes, including a newly introduced Premium Economy class.

The cabin space has been designed to offer a new experience across all classes for passenger’s well-being and comfort. Passengers will enjoy increased comfort with a very quiet cabin, a cutting-edge Inflight Entertainment System (IFE) with high tech screens, and connectivity on board.

The cabin is equipped with a lighting atmosphere (16.7 million colour variations), which makes
it possible to modulate light during the various phases of the flight (boarding, meals, rest,
waking up, etc.) and as a result, passengers’ sleep rhythms are better respected.

The new Latest Generation IFE system selected is the Rave system produced by Zodiac
Aerospace. It will provide enriched and intuitive content with over 150 programs (movies,
serials, music, games, etc.) and new functions. The A330neo is also fitted with a HD camera
placed below the aircraft.

Aircalin’s A330neo will be fitted with Wi-Fi for on board connectivity. Customers will be able to
use the Wi-Fi system, subject to conditions, via their computer, tablet or smartphone.

The 3 classes:
• Hibiscus Business class:
The new Hibiscus class cabin, which calls to mind the New Caledonian seashore with Pacific
patterns, wood, coral, and sand colours, is a privileged space, marked by modernity, quality
and comfort! The row layout in a 1-2-1 configuration, features 26 bucket “Opal Seats”, which
can be turned into a fully-flat bed. Business class seats feature a retractable separator for the
middle rows, a directional reading light, a 3-point seat belt, lifting armrests, a cocktail table,
storage space, a “treasure box, a 15.6” HD touch screen, free Internet access, USB port and
110-volt A/C outlet, a noise-cancelling headphone, etc. The seat offers the 3F’s: Full Flat, Full
Access, and Full Privacy. Business class passengers will benefit from refined onboard service,
including a new catering service and a modern style bar.

• New Premium Economy class:
The new Premium Economy Class is a private space with a seat designed to provide
maximum comfort and rest. 21 seats distributed over 3 rows with a 2-3-2 configuration. The
design with shade of greens and patterns, is reminiscent of New Caledonian nature and its
unique biodiversity (columnar pine trees, philodendrons, etc.). The “ZIM MAGIC” seats have
been specially designed for the comfort and rest of passengers, with a 18.1°-recline, a 45-cm
seating area width and a 96-cm space between rows. The seats are equipped with footrests,
4-position adjustable headrests, a private reading light, wide armrests, a cocktail zone,
storage, and an HD 13.3”, touch screen. One-hour free connectivity, USB port and 110- volt
AC outlet for each seat.

From check-in, to boarding, through to baggage claim, Premium Economy passengers benefit
from attentive service and a priority treatment throughout their journey.

• Economy class:
A comfortable and innovative space, conducive to rest, and designed for long-haul flights,
economy class consists in 244 seats, in a 2-4-2 configuration. The atmosphere of the cabin is
a tribute to the New Caledonian lagoon in shades of blue. With an improved living space, the
“ZIM FLEXIBLE NG” seat offers technical specifications that improve passenger comfort. The
space between the rows is 78.74 cm, the seat reclines 14.6°, reinforced by a sliding effect.
The seat is equipped with a footrest, a 4-position adjustable headrest, and the central armrests
are all lifting armrests. Seats are fitted with an 11.63 HD touch screen, USB port, and 110-V
AC outlets. Economy passengers will benefit from an improved level of service with free
champagne offered as a pre-meal drink.

Aircalin will operate the A330neo aircraft to Tokyo, Osaka, Sydney and Papeete from July
2019.

In addition to the A330neo aircraft, Aircalin will also take delivery of two new Airbus A320neo
aircraft in 2020 and 2021. These state-of the-art aircraft will service short haul routes including
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.

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