Azul Airbus A330-900

Azul will reinforce its fleet with four A330s by August

First Airbus A330-900 began operating last week to replace the two A350-900s that were returned to its lessors

Azul Linhas Aéreas confirmed on Monday 13th that it will add four Airbus A330 widebodies into service by August.

According to the president of the Brazilian carrier, Abhi Manoj Shah, the planes will replace the two A350-900s that were returned this year.

“These A350s left the fleet as part of the restructuring. Now, we have four A330s that will come to replace them. In April, one began to fly. The second will start in June, the third, in the third week of July, and another, in August”, said Manoj Shah during a conference call.

The first aircraft is an A330-900 leased by Avolon and flying with AirAsia, in Thailand. It arrived in Brazil in April and received the registration number PR-ANC, starting revenue flights on May 5th.

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Azul Airbus A350-900 (Gustavo H. Braga)

The aircraft is still unpainted, possibly to enter into operation soon and help Azul’s flight network.

Another A330-900, PR-ANB, which also flew on AirAsia, could be the next to arrive. The airline’s president stated that the debut in service is scheduled for June.

Azul may also receive two A330-200s, a smaller and older variant of the Airbus aircraft. With the registrations PR-AIL and PR-AIN reserved, these planes were previously associated with the German company Condor.

Currently, Azul has ten A330s in its fleet, six of the Neo model and four of the A330-200.

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