We all know the A330 as the ultimate butter machine and one of the most popular widebody long haul jets, but there are four passenger variants, and the question is, which is your favourite? In order to help you decide there is some information about each variant here,
In short, the -300 is more capacity-oriented, the -200 and -800 focus on range while the -900 is a balance of higher capacity and range.
The A330-300 and 200 have proved popular, while the -800 hasn’t sold well (for now). On the other hand the 900 has a lot more orders than its smaller sister, the A330-800.
The A330neo is a re-engined version of the A330ceo with other technological improvements for efficiency. It is a direct competitor to the Boeing 787-8 and 9. There is a common misconception that the A350 is direct competition to the 787, but in reality it can only really compete with the 787-10 due to its size. The A350 is actually more suited to be a 777 competitor.