Brazilian Airline Azul Orders 35 A320neos to Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiency

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 1, 2014
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Airbus A320neo aircraft. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 12-01-2014] Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a purchase agreement for 35 A320neo family aircraft. The A320neo family will carry out domestic long-haul flights and high-density routes for the Latin American carrier who noted low operating costs and improved fuel efficiency as important drivers for selecting the aircraft.

Azul, which is also leasing another 28 A320neo, has selected CFM engines for their A320neo fleet. The airline expects to fly new international routes, announced in April of this year, with a fleet of 12 leased widebody Airbus aircraft, including seven Airbus A330-200 and later five Airbus A350-900s equipped with Rolls-Royce engines.

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