Azul’s first Airbus A321neo is already in Brazil. CFM International’s 214-seat configured jet powered by Leap-1A engines landed on Monday (11) at Confins airport in the Belo Horizonte metropolitan region, where the company is nationalizing new aircraft. The PR-YJA registration plane named “Super Blue” is the first of 13 by the company. This is also the first A321neo ever received by a Brazilian airline – Azul itself operates the A320neo, as does LATAM Airlines Brasil.
In a statement, Azul said the new jet would be used on “high density domestic routes”. The company has even requested ANAC permits to fly the A321neo from Guarulhos and Viracopos airports to Recife. Other flights planned by the company with the aircraft are between Manaus and Recife, according to Aeroin.
In contact with Airway, Azul said it intends to start commercial flights with the A321neo between February and March 2020. Prior to this, the company’s pilots and flight attendants will undergo training to operate the new jet.
“The A321neo is an important milestone for Azul as it will allow the company to increase its seating offer in key markets, making it even more environmentally friendly. Customers will find in this new model Azul’s well-known in-flight service, which offers free snacks and drinks at no extra cost, in addition to the comfort of the seats and interior space, and an in-flight entertainment system with individual large-screen touch screens. variety of films, series and documentaries, ” says John Rodgerson, president of Azul.
Azul’s new A321neo will also soon have live TV on individual monitors with multiple channel options and wi-fi.
The A321neo is the third next-generation aircraft model received by Azul in 2019. In May, the company received its first Airbus A330neo and last month the Embraer E195-E2.