Azul receives its first A320neo

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has become the third Brazilian operator of the A320neo, following the arrival of PR-YRA (cn 7186) at Belo Horizonte on Thursday, October 20. Other Brazilian operators include LATAM Airlines Brasil and Avianca Brasil.

PR-PYA on takeoff. Copyright: Azul
The Brazilian LCC has yet to confirm an exact date for the type’s entry into service but previous reports point to a debut to happen on November 25. Initially, the A320neo will be used on daily return flights from Fortaleza to Campinas, with Recife to follow.

Azul has thirty-five A320neos on order from Airbus, with AerCap to provide twenty and GECAS a further eight. All of them are to be equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines.

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