Industry Azul takes delivery of first Airbus A330neo

As first carrier in the Americas, Azul has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo. The state-of-the-art aircraft was delivered from Toulouse to Belo Horizonte.

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The aircraft has been leased from Avolon and is the first of 15 A330neos. Azul will use the brand new aircraft to expand its international route network between Brazil and Europe and the United States. Passengers will experience greater comfort and the airline bettered operational performances.

A three-class cabin has been fitted into the aircraft. 34 passengers can be accommodated in business class, 96 in economy Xtra and 168 in economy class. Newest in-flight entertainment systems are on board, too.

“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,” celebrated John Rodgerson, Azul’s CEO.

“With its many new features and an Airspace cabin, the A330neo can only add to Azul’s many travel awards,” added Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “Innovation-packed, superior passenger comfort and 25% fuel efficiency all rolled in to one – that’s the A330neo.”

Airbus´ A330neo is a new-generation aircraft for long-haul services. The A330neo is being powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines which provide a new level of efficiency. A 25% lower fuel burn per seat can be achieved. The new Airbus “Airspace” cabin offers a unique passenger experience with more room and mood lightning.

To date, Airbus has sold over 1,200 A330 aircraft and has a backlog of nearly 600 aircraft, while nearly 700 aircraft are currently in operations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This particular market has been a strong one for Airbus.

Azul Brazilian Airlines is a large Brazilian carrier and is Based in Barueri, Sao Paulo. The airline was founded in 2008 and currently flies with a fleet of 125 aircraft, including 26 Airbus A320neos, seven A330-200s, one A330neo, 32 ATR 72s and 58 Embraer 190/195.

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