T’way Air, a low-cost carrier based in South Korea, has taken delivery of its first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A330.
This is the first of three A330 jets that the low-cost airline intends to add to its fleet.
The two remaining A330s will be delivered by the end of May 2022, according to a press release from the airline.
T’way’s new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with the registration HL5801, can carry up to 347 passengers in a two-class configuration: 335 in the economy and 12 in business. The budget airline established in Seoul claims to be the first in South Korea to provide business class.
By the end of March 2022, T’way Air wants to put its new A330 on the Gimpo-Jeju route.
The aircraft will also be introduced on routes to Singapore, Australia, and Eastern Europe, according to the airline. It also intends to utilize the plane to haul freight.
T’way’s fleet will grow to 28 aircraft with the addition of the brand-new Airbus A330-300 jet. According to Planespotters.net, the airline’s fleet consists of 27 Boeing 737-800s.