Airbus has bagged antoher major order, the latest in a series that leaves Boeing watching empty handed. This time, TAP Portugal signed a firm order for 53 airliners including 14 A330-900neo, 15 A320neo and 24 A321neos. The aircraft will join TAP Portugal’s fleet as part of its fleet renewal announced by the airline’s new majority owner Atlantic Gateway. As part of the agreement however, TAP Portugal is replacing its previous order of 12 A350-900s with the A330-900neo.
“Our latest order for 14 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft and 39 A320neo Family aircraft reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the next generation of fuel efficient aircraft,” said Fernando Pinto, TAP Portugal CEO. “The A330neo, like the A320neo Family, will give us the flexibility to enter new markets and improve the frequency of existing ones due to its combination of high reliability, low operating costs and exceptional comfort,” he added.
TAP Portugal is an all Airbus customer, currently operating 43 A320 Family aircraft and 18 Widebody Family aircraft.
Featured image: A computer rendering of a TAP Portugal A330-900neo. (Image © Airbus)