I was wondering why MEA
would not consider the A330-300 for its fleet expansion.
If the rumour of adding 2 A330's is true, the -300 could be excellent for the LHR
routes which need capacity and not that much range. The A333 can handle 295 passengers on 10400 km, way enough for these routes. Also, it is available with the same Trent engines as the -200 hence incurring no extra cost. Training should be no problem
The 40 extra pax could be VERY helpful especially in high season activity (christmas and Summer).
Furthermore, it has a much higher cargo capacity, especially that it doesn't have the central tank (if I'm not mistaken)
The remaining A332 could then be used on the longer routes (Africa-Brazil).
So, overall, I see it as a good choice.
What do you think guys?