Azores Airlines carried out today its first position flight between Toulouse and Lisbon with its new aircraft, the Airbus A320neo (New Engine Option). This new aircraft model is part of a program to replace the Airbus A320ceo models.
With state-of-the-art technology, the Airbus A320neo represents a significant leap in terms of operational efficiency and consequent reduction in environmental impact. The latest generation engines (High-Bypass) and aerodynamic technology (Airbus Sharklet™ wings) of the new Azores Airlines Airbus A320neo will allow a 20% reduction in fuel consumption, a 5% decrease in gas emissions and noise, lower operating costs, and a larger load capacity when compared to previous generations of aircraft.
“It is with great excitement that we announce the latest addition to our fleet. Today, we celebrate the arrival of a truly innovative and sustainable aircraft, representing a significant milestone in our commitment to excellence and the environment. This aircraft reinforces our commitment to the efficiency and sustainability of our airline operations. By adopting state-of-the-art, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly equipment with a more ergonomic and soundproof cabin configuration, Azores Airlines wants to lead a path towards a more sustainable future in aviation and in the Azores, demonstrating our commitment to offering exceptional experiences to our passengers while we take care of our planet”, comments Teresa Gonçalves, CEO of the SATA Group.
The latest equipment of the Azorean airline has the word "PURE" written on its fuselage. This is a tribute to the Azores Archipelago and completes the rest of the fleet.
Azores Airlines' Airbus 320neo adopted a 168-seat configuration. Inside the cabin, shades of blue from the sky and the sea of the Azores prevail, creating a chromatic universe that is transversal for the SATA Azores Airlines brand. The cabin was customized with every detail in mind, from the seats to the bulkheads that separate the different areas. To make the environment even more welcoming, a lighting and cabin sound scheme were carefully studied to bring a little of the pulse of the Azores into the airplanes that fly under the SATA Group brand.
The new Azores Airlines “PURE” aircraft with registration CS-TSK will be part of the airline’s operation as soon as the necessary formalities are completed.
ABOUT THE AIRBUS A320Neo
It is a single-aisle aircraft (Narrow Body) equipped with state-of-the-art engines and has Airbus Sharklets™ at the tip of its wings, which are aerodynamic devices that reduce resistance and improve the aircraft's efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and range. The Airbus A320neo offers greater efficiency compared to previous versions, which translates into lower operating costs for airlines. To learn more: A320neo | A320 | Aircraft | Airbus Aircraft
ABOUT AZORES AIRLINES |
Azores Airlines is an airline that belongs to the SATA Group and whose activity consists of regular air transport to and from the Azores Archipelago. It is an airline with over twenty-five years of experience in domestic and transatlantic flights. The airline is part of SATA Holding, which also includes SATA Air Açores, founded in 1941, and SATA Aeródromos, which manages four of the five airports in the Azores Archipelago. Azores Airlines operates a regular network of destinations between the Azores and North America, Europe, and the archipelagos of Madeira and Cape Verde. The airline operates with a fleet consisting of Airbus A320ceo, Airbus A321neo, and Airbus A321LR equipment.