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Air Côte d'Ivoire (HF, Abidjan) took delivery of its first A320-200N on February 18, 2021, after TU-TSX (msn 10197) was ferried directly from Toulouse Blagnac to Abidjan. The jet is powered by CFM International LEAP 1-A engines and features 148 seats including 16 in business class and 132 in economy. The majority-state-owned carrier will use the A320neo on its regional network connecting Abidjan with destinations in Senegal (Dakar Blaise Diagne Int'l), Gabon (Libreville), and Cameroon (Yaoundé...

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