Why the new Airbus A220 is popular with airlines during the coronavirus pandemic
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May 15, 2020 - by Edward Russell for thepointsguy.co.uk
There are winners and losers of every crisis in the aviation industry.
The coronavirus pandemic has already forced some airlines, like Virgin Australia, into restructuring. It's also grounded many large aircraft like the Airbus A380, but an emerging winner may be a Canadian jet that recently got a new lease on life and is now proving its worth.
That jet is the Airbus A220, formerly the Bombardier CSeries.
The plane benefits from its small size and low operating costs coupled with operating capabilities that rival larger planes like the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. These are proving assets to airlines looking to slash expenses while maintaining a minimal flight schedule through the COVID-19 crisis.
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