Eurofly orders new Airbus
Eurofly is purchasing three Airbus A350-800s with three more on option. The airline will also becomes the Italian launch customer for the aircraft.
Eurofly is also leasing two additional A330-200s, bringing its total fleet of the type to five.
This transaction is part of Eurofly’s expansion plan to reinforce its widebody fleet on long range destinations. The A350s are to be delivered from 2013, and will be used by the Italian airline to pioneer additional long haul flights, connecting Italian airports with attractive holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, America and Asia, and to operate direct flights between Rome, Naples, Palermo, Bologna and New York.
Eurofly already operates an Airbus fleet of eight A320s, one A319 Long Range, and three A330s. The two additional A330-200s, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, are to be delivered starting in late 2006.
“Adding the modern A350 to our fleet underlines our status as a young and dynamic airline with one of the youngest fleets and highest level of passenger service,” underlined Augusto Angioletti, CEO of Eurofly. “In operational cost as well as passenger comfort, our Airbus fleet provides the kind of travel that accountants appreciate and which passengers dream about.”
Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert said: “Having Eurofly, a very dynamic and fast growing carrier, among our early A350 customers, is yet another good example of the popularity of our widebody fleet, which answers the needs of successful airlines. This new deal reinforces the successful co-operation that Airbus has had with Eurofly since 2001, and opens the door to a long-term partnership.”