The first A330neo of the Americas has been delivered to Azul Linhas Aéreas on lease from Avolon.
The aircraft is the first of 15 A330neo ordered by Avolon.
The A330neo, Airbus’ new generation A330 aircraft, will be used by the airline to expand its international route network between Brazil, Europe and the United States.
Fitted with a three-class cabin accommodating 34 business class, 96 economy Xtra and 168 economy class seats, the A330neo offers passengers greater comfort.
“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”, celebrates John Rodgerson, Azul chief executive.
Powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo provides a new level of efficiency – with 25 per cent lower fuel burn per seat than previous generation competitors.
“With its many new features and an Airspace cabin, the A330neo can only add to Azul’s many travel awards,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer.
“Innovation packed, superior passenger comfort and 25% fuel efficiency all rolled in to one – that’s the A330neo.”
Founded in 2008, Azul is a Brazilian carrier that serves 108 destinations across South America, the United States and Portugal.