Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has officially made its first delivery of the A330-900 aircraft to its launch operator, TAP Air Portugal.
TAP Air Portugal has significantly invested in the world’s most modern aircraft, which will provide the carrier with exceptional reductions in operating costs, a higher flying range, and improved passenger comfort. The carrier has ordered another 20 A330-900s, which are expected to be delivered by Airbus in the next couple of years.
The carrier’s maiden aircraft of the type provides a seating capacity of 298 seats in a three-class seating configuration and will be mainly used by TAP Air Portugal on its flight services from Portugal to the Americas and Africa.
The first A330-900 that will be operated by the airline is acquired via lease agreement with Avolon. Antonoaldo Neves, TAP Air Portugal Chief Executive Officer, commented on the acquisition by stating that the team is excited about the added value that the A330-900 will bring onboard.
Although the aircraft has a lot of similarity to TAP Air Portugal’s other Airbus airplanes, the A330-900 is the first aircraft in the fleet to have the new Airspace cabin. Through this innovation, TAP Air Portugal aims to offer something different with an enhanced experience to its passengers.