Azul Linhas Aéreas (Azul), the Brazilian carrier headquartered at Barueri on the outskirts of São Paulo has confirmed it is expanding its fleet of Airbus A330-900neo jets, having placed a firm order for three more of the wide-body airliners with the European planemaker. This means Azul will be operating a fleet of eight A330neos in total. The A330neo is one of Airbus’ leading wide-body family of jets which offer lower operating costs and a reduced environmental footprint by combining enhanced technologies from the A350 with highly efficient Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
Featured with the Airspace cabin, the A330neo provides an unmatched passenger experience and operational efficiency thanks to a redesigned welcome area, enhanced mood lighting, larger and modern overhead compartments, and new window and lavatory designs. Azul commenced operations in 2008 and now serves more than 150 destinations within Brazil, as well as flying non-stop to the United States, Europe and South America. Azul received the Americas’ first A330neo in 2019 and operates 12 A330-family aircraft. Shortly, Azul will start operating four A350-900s to further expand its routes.
“We are delighted to have secured three more next-gen Airbus widebody aircraft for the upcoming years. This reaffirms our position as the airline with the most modern fleet in the region, with 70 percent of our capacity coming from fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft,” said John Rodgerson, Chief Executive Officer of Azul. “We applaud Azul’s decision that shows their forward looking strategy and proves the economics and performance of the A330neo are most compelling. The A330neo is the perfect tool to support Azul in expanding its fleet with the right-sized, modern widebody, leveraging the latest technology and efficiency and contributing to reducing CO2,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.