Expanding Horizons: Azul Orders Additional Airbus A330-900 Aircraft

Azul has revealed a confirmed order for an additional four A330-900 aircraft, as part of a purchase agreement signed in June 2023. This acquisition will enable the airline to expand its fleet and offer more international routes. Alexandre Malfitani, Azul's CFO, expressed pride in the order, stating it affirms Azul's position as the airline with the most fuel-efficient fleet in the region. Over 80% of their capacity is derived from next-generation aircraft. With the current operation of five A330neos and an additional seven on order, Azul aims to standardize its international fleet, enhancing customer experience and punctuality.


Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, highlighted Azul's renewed trust in the A330neo. He emphasized that the aircraft's economic and performance advantages have significantly contributed to Azul's widebody strategy, outperforming competitors. Azul will maximize the unique commonality between Airbus' A330 and A320 Family fleets, providing passengers with a spacious, top-tier cabin experience on every long-haul flight across its expanding global network.

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The A330neo, Airbus' newest widebody aircraft, is powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The A330-900 can fly non-stop for 7,200 nm / 13,300 km. As of November 2023, the A330 Family had received over 1,800 firm orders from more than 130 customers worldwide, making it the most popular widebody family globally, dominating the short-and medium-haul widebody market. The A330neo boasts the award-winning Airspace cabin, offering passengers superior comfort, ambiance, and design. This includes increased personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and access to the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems.


Azul Linhas Aereas, which began operations in 2008, has grown to be one of Brazil's largest airlines, serving over 160 destinations within Brazil, the United States, Europe, and South America. Azul received the first A330neo in the Americas in 2019 and operates 12 A330 Family aircraft. Airbus has sold over 1,150 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean, with more than 750 currently in operation across the region. Approximately 500 aircraft are in the order backlog, representing a 58% market share of in-service passenger aircraft. Since 1994, Airbus has secured 75% of net orders in the region.

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