Air Austral adds the first B787 to its fleet

Air Austral has taken delivery of its first of the two Boeing 787 is has on order from Boeing. Having arrived in Paris on May 24, F-OLRC (msn 34150) has been ferried to St. Denis de la Reunion on May 25.

F-OLRC landing in La Reunion. Photo by Christoph Georget.

The aircraft is scheduled to begin revenue services on May 27 with flights to Antananarivo followed by Mauritius and Dzaoudzi. After that, the Dreamliner will start long haul operations between Dzaoudzi and Paris on June 10. 

The second 787, registered F-OLRB (msn 34491), is scheduled to be delivered in October, following which the type will begin regular flights to Bangkok.

Aside from three ATR-72-500, Air Austral is an all-Boeing airline, operating one B737-300(QC) (leased from ASL Airlines France), two B737-800s and three B777-300(ER)s.

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