Posted on: 01 December 2014 by Mark Howells
Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a purchase agreement for 35 Airbus A320neos, which will feature CFM LEAP-1A engines, to operate on domestic long-haul routes.
“Azul will soon offer even more seats on our longer haul flights, allowing us to reduce operating costs,” founder and CEO of Azul, David Neeleman, explains. “The A320neo is also a perfect complement to our E-Jet fleet, giving us additional seats and capacity that can be dedicated to strategic projects like TudoAzul, Azul Viagens and Azul Cargo.” The airline will also lease a further 28 A320neos.
John Leahy, COO–customers for Airbus, commented, “We are pleased that Azul recognizes Airbus’s commitment to Brazil and the importance of operating the high performance A320neo in key airports such as Santos Dumont in Rio.”