Azul took delivery of the first of its Airbus A330neo fleet – an A330-900neo.
Azul Airbus A330-900neo – Image, Airbus.
The aircraft has been delivered Azul – which is being leased from Avolon. In doing so, they become the first A330neo operate in the Americas.
The delivery is the first of 15 A330neo for Avolon and the first of five for Azul.
The aircraft will be delivered in a three-class configuration with:
- 34 Business Class Seats
- 96 Economy Xtra Seats
- 168 Economy Seats
Seating OEM’s have not been disclosed at this time. The plane will be powered by twin Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines. The cabin itself will be fitted out with the Airspace by Airbus interiors concept.
Azul is planning to use the aircraft to expand its international route network between Brazil and Europe and the United States.
John Rodgerson, Azul’s CEO states
“We are very proud to be the first A330neo operator in the Americas. This new aircraft will play a key role in the expansion of our international markets supporting our strategy of having a modern and fuel-efficient fleet”
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Office said:
“With its many new features and an Airspace cabin, the A330neo can only add to Azul’s many travel awards”
“Innovation packed, superior passenger comfort and 25% fuel efficiency all rolled in to one – that’s the A330neo.”
A changing carrier
Azul has changed from the days when it started up and based itself on its solid Embraer E-Jet family backbone.
These days, the airline operates members of the Airbus narrowbody family, as well as seven Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The Azul fleets currently serve 108 destinations, connecting Brazil, South America, the United States and Portugal. With five Airbus A330neo aircraft to join its fleet, the wide-bodied operation options open further for the airline, and where they can take their flair and style to.
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