Azores Airlines orders A321neo, including LR option

Azores Airlines, once know as SATA International, has decided to modernize their fleet with an order for 6 new airplanes from Airbus.

The order consists of 6 new A321neo from the European manufacturer. 4 of these will be the new long range version of the airplane, the A321LR. These will be used the replace the A310s the airline currently has and will be able to serve currently operated destinations like Providence, Toronto and Boston.

“Our mission is to bring the Azores to the world and the world to the Azores and we are happy to be investing in the Airbus A321neo aircraft to continue achieving this,” says Paulo Menezes, CEO of SATA Group. “The A321LR passenger comfort, performance, superior range and fuel efficiency match our long haul as well as regional needs. We have a vision of being ever stronger and more competitive in a demanding global world and also of being able to build an airline of excellence that can make its mark in the world of international commercial aviation and gradually and consistently conquer market share and visibility for the brand.”

“We are very excited about this order which confirms the A321LR as the single aisle aircraft of choice for transatlantic and regional routes,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers. “No other single aisle aircraft can match the A321LR’s performance, fuel efficiency and productivity and with its wider fuselage passengers will also enjoy the most comfortable cabin experience.

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