Azul, a Manufacturer of Commercial Airplanes, Just Signed an Order for Three Airbus A330-900S

December 3rd, 2022
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Azul, a Manufacturer of Commercial Airplanes, Just Signed an Order for Three Airbus A330-900S

Airbus confirmed that Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas has signed a firm order of three A330-900neos. This order will help the airliner to further expand its international operations, and they consider it an environmentally friendly way to do so.

At the release of their next-generation product, CEO John Rodgerson said,

We are ecstatic to have secured three more next-gen Airbus widebody aircraft. With this order, we are able to continue the transformation of our fleet and ensure that we have a large amount of airplanes in stock, while also securing fuel savings. Our goal is to maintain a stable number of aircraft while providing passengers with excellent experiences.

Scherer noted that “the company will have to fight for survival” as Airbus’s commercial aircraft suffer from a lack of confidence in the global economy.

“We applaud Azul’s decision to accept the Airbus deal because it shows their forward thinking strategy, proving that the economics and performance of the A330neo are strong. They’re using this aircraft type to expand their fleet by adding a modern, wide-body aircraft type that is right-sized, utilizing the latest technology and efficiency while also contributing to reducing CO2.”

At Azul, our fleet includes a wide variety of interesting light-commercial aircraft like the SA226 Metro II and the Embraer 175.

Azul’s widebody fleet is mostly made up of older aircraft. Most of the planes have three-digit manufacturer serial numbers, which means they were built before 2009. Therefore, the average age of Azul’s widebody bunch is around 18 years old.

The manufacturer of the A330-900, Azul, has seen a lot of success in recent years. It recently brought in an updated model that is worth taking notice of. With this newest aircraft, Azul purchased its own a total of five aircraft in 2019 and 2020, and one more in early October.

Azul has committed to buying an Airbus A350-900, the newest and most advanced long-haul passenger airplane. In 2014, Azul placed an order for 15 such planes. At the same time, a pre-owned example was made available for purchase by Hainan Airlines Group. The first delivery was planned in 2017, but was delayed considerably by several factors. Finally, on September 14th, Azul took delivery of one nearly five years old plane that had been delivered to a South American airline back on November 29th, 2017. It’s comprised of parts from an aircraft that is still in use with a different airline.

On September 29th, Azul announced that their first Airbus A350 would take flight in December. It will connect Aeroporto Internacional de Viracopos (VCP) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Now that 2019 is coming to an end, passengers can expect more additions to their favorite routes. But bear in mind that the first of these new flights will only be available by 2021. Yet, it’s worth noting that starting 1st January, there will be a second A350 operating the route daily.

In 2008, Azul launched operations and has since grown to service more than 150 destinations within Brazil. Now, using its widebody fleet, it has non-stop flights to the United States, Europe, and South America. With its A330neo aircraft just arriving on schedule in late 2017; traveling on board an Azul is a great way to experience all that Latin America has to offer.