Reunion Island-based Air Austral received its first Boeing 777-200LR at a ceremony on August 26, 2011.
The 777-200LR is one of the newest members of the 777 family and has the capability to connect non-stop virtually any two cities in the world. Air Austral’s 777-200LR will enable the airline to fly non-stop from Mayotte, a French Department north of Madagascar, to Paris.
Air Austral currently operates a fleet of six 777-300ERs and 777-200ERs. With this delivery, Air Austral becomes the second carrier in Africa to take delivery of the 777-200LR.