Brazilian carrier Azul has become the first operator of the Airbus A330neo in the Americas which the airline has leased from aircraft lessor Avolon.
The A330neo will be used by Azul to expand its international route network between Brazil and Europe and the United States.
“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,” said Azul’s chief executive officer, John Rodgerson.
Founded in 2008, Azul serves 108 destinations across South America, the United States and Portugal.
Airbus has sold 1,200 aircraft, has a backlog of nearly 600 and nearly 700 in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, representing a 56 per cent market share of the in-service fleet.