Azul Linhas Aéreas has recently announced that they have ordered four more Airbus A330neo aircraft, adding to their existing fleet. This firm order stems from a purchase agreement signed in June 2023. By acquiring these additional A330-900 planes, Azul aims to expand its international route network and enhance its overall service offering.
Over 80% of Azul Capacity From Next-Generation Aircraft
“We are proud to announce this order, as it confirms Azul as the airline with the most fuel-efficient fleet in the region, with over 80% of our capacity coming from next-generation aircraft. With the five A330neos we currently operate and the seven we now have on order, we will standardize our international fleet, allowing us to further enhance Azul’s renowned customer experience and on-time performance,” said Alexandre Malfitani, Azul’s Chief Financial Officer.
“Azul’s re-confirmed confidence in the A330neo underscores, once again, that the A330neo’s economics and performance are making a true difference in Azul’s widebody strategy, coming out on top of the competition,” says Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. “While Azul will leverage the full potential of Airbus’ unique commonality between its A330 and A320 Family fleets, passengers can rave about a spacious, best-in-class cabin experience – and this on every long-haul flight the airline offers on its attractive, globally growing network.”
Launched in 2008, Azul Linhas Aereas has quickly grown into one of the largest airlines in Brazil. It serves more than 160 destinations within Brazil, the United States, Europe, and South America. Azul received the first A330neo in the Americas in 2019 and currently operates a 12 A330 Family aircraft fleet.
Airbus has been a prominent player in the Latin American and Caribbean aviation market. The OEM has sold over 1,150 aircraft in the region. With over 750 planes in operation and around 500 ordered, Airbus holds a market share of 58% in-service passenger aircraft. Since 1994, Airbus has secured 75% of the net orders placed in the region.
About the A330neo
The A330neo is the latest widebody aircraft developed by Airbus. It is equipped with advanced Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. These allow the aircraft to cover a non-stop distance of 7,200 nm / 13,300 km. With over 1,800 firm orders from over 130 customers worldwide, the A330 Family is the most popular widebody aircraft globally. It flies short and medium-haul flights.
The A330neo boasts the award-winning Airspace cabin, which provides passengers with a comfortable and stylish travel experience. It offers more personal space, larger overhead bins, a state-of-the-art lighting system, and the latest entertainment and connectivity options.