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Azul's first Airbus A330-900neo awaiting its first departure. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Trip Report: Flying on Azul’s Inaugural A330-900neo Flight from Sao Paulo to Recife in Business…

Azul Brazilian Airlines' first international flights were announced in April 2014, only six years into its operation. Fueling the international expansion were seven secondhand Airbus A330-200s, a type still used today, and an order for five Airbus A350-900 XWBs. The Brazilian economy was soaring, the Brazilian real was well appreciated in relation to the dollar and fuel prices were at an all-time high. In such conditions, the A350s, set to be delivered in 2017, were well-needed. [caption id="attachment_34451" align="alignnone" width="1024"]…

Azul Takes Delivery of First A330neo

Brazilian carrier Azul received its first A330-900 out of 15 on order, according to FlightGlobal, becoming the first carrier in the Americas to operate the type. The revamped A330 version plays a key role in capitalizing the Brazilian carrier’s expansion plans to more destinations across Europe and North America. Celebrating…

Recaro Debuts New Seats for Short-Haul and Long-Haul Segments

German seat manufacturer Recaro unveiled new and improved seating options for both short-haul and long-haul aircraft at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg this week, in what is a continuous effort from Recaro to become the industry’s preferred global seating supplier. For short-haul markets, Recaro unveiled the new version…

Delta Expects First A330-900neo Delivery in May

Airbus has announced it expects to deliver the first A330-900neo aircraft to Delta Air Lines, its North American launch customer for the aircraft, by May according to conversations between Crawford Hamilton, Airbus A330 Head of Marketing, and FlightGlobal. The aircraft set to be delivered in the next few months is…

Lion Air Bids Farewell to 747 Fleet, Prepares for A330neo…

Lion Air announced it has retired the Queen of the Skies from its fleet in what constitutes a milestone for the Indonesian low-cost carrier, after ten years of flying with the airline serving domestic destinations and flights to Saudi Arabia. The Jakarta-based carrier has been flying a single densely-configured Boeing…

TAP Air Portugal Announces Service to San Francisco Starting in…

TAP Air Portugal announced yesterday the addition of service to San Francisco from Lisbon starting in June 2019. This is the Portuguese flag carrier's first West Coast destination in the United States and comes shortly following the announcement of new routes from Lisbon to Chicago and Washington. This will be…

TAP Sets a Date for Flights to Sao Paulo with…

While the airline is still in the process of finishing the aircraft's certification process with the Portuguese aviation authority (ANAC), starting December 15, TAP Air Portugal will begin flying its brand new Airbus A330-900 between Lisbon Portela Airport and Sao Paulo Guarulhos. The carrier will then gradually introduce the aircraft…

Airbus Takes Aim at “Middle of the Market” Segment

Airbus is looking to strengthen its position on “middle of the market” aircraft to better compete with Boeing, and is considering a two-pronged approach with the Airbus A321neo and a new Airbus A330neo. A new version of the Airbus A350 is also being considered. Middle of the market, or MoM,…

TAP Air Portugal Announces U.S. Destinations with New Aircraft

TAP Air Portugal announced on Thursday that it will begin flying between Lisbon and Chicago and Washington D.C . with its brand new A330-900neo. The airline received the first aircraft earlier this week at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was first to be delivered out of an order…

Photo Tour: Onboard TAP Air Portugal’s First Airbus A330-900neo

TAP Air Portugal received its first A330-900neo from Airbus on Monday, leased from Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon as part of an order for 21 of Airbus' new generation aircraft. The Portuguese flag carrier is the launch operator of the aircraft and helped Airbus bring the aircraft through its required…