The first A330neo of the Americas has been delivered to Azul Linhas Aéreas on lease from Avolon, becoming the first airline from the Americas to fly the A330-900. The aircraft is the first of 15 A330neo ordered by Avolon.
The A330neo, Airbus’ new generation A330 aircraft, will be used by the airline to expand its international route network between Brazil and Europe and the United States. The aircraft is fitted with a three-class cabin accommodating 34 business class, 96 economy Xtra and 168 economy class seats.
In related recent A330neo developments, the first A330-900 destined for Delta Air Lines made its inaugural test flight from Toulouse and the first Lion Air A330-900 rolled out.
The initial Delta aircraft is one of 35 the carrier has on order and is due to be delivered to Delta “in the coming weeks”, Airbus said. Lion is to receive ten A330-900s.