Azul Linhas Aéreas is adding three more Airbus A330neo aircraft to its fleet

Azul has signed a firm order for three A330-900s, which will allow the company to further expand its international network and complement its existing A330 operations, bringing the airline’s total fleet of A330neo aircraft to eight.

“We are delighted to have secured three more next-generation Airbus widebody aircraft, ensuring the full transition of our fleet from the old generation to the next generation. We are focused on keeping our widebody fleet stable while reaping the benefits of the fuel savings these aircraft bring,” said John Rodgerson, Azul’s Chief Executive Officer, continuing, “With this order, we’ve done just that.”

“We welcome Azul’s decision, which demonstrates their forward-thinking strategy and proves that the A330neo’s economics and performance are extremely compelling. The A330neo is the perfect tool to help Azul expand its fleet with the right, modern, widebody aircraft, utilizing the latest technology and efficiency, and helping to reduce CO2,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.

The A330neo is a member of Airbus’ leading widebody family, which offers lower operating costs and a reduced environmental footprint by combining enhanced technologies from the A350 with highly efficient Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. Featuring the Airspace cabin, the A330neo offers an unmatched passenger experience and operational efficiency thanks to a redesigned welcome area, improved mood lighting, larger and more modern overhead bins and new window and lavatory designs.

Azul Linhas Aereas began operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 150 destinations in Brazil and flies non-stop to the United States, Europe and South America. Azul received America’s first A330neo in 2019 and operates 12 A330 Family aircraft. In the coming weeks, Azul will begin operating four A350-900s to further expand its route offering and benefit from the Airbus commonality concept.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, Airbus has sold over 1,150 aircraft and has an order book of over 500, with more than 700 in service across the region, accounting for nearly 60 percent market share of the in-service fleet. Since 1994, Airbus has received about 70 percent of net orders in the region.

Sao Paulo, November 16, 2022

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