TAP Portugal Takes Delivery of World’s First Airbus A330neo
TAP Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first Airbus A330neo. The delivery was done on Monday at a ceremony in Airbus's delivery centre in Toulouse, France.
As the launch airline, TAP Portugal will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort.
TAP Air Portugal’s first A330-900 is leased from Avolon. It features 298 seats in a comfortable three-class lay-out with 34 full-flat business class, 96 economy plus and 168 economy class seats.
The Airspace by Airbus cabin offers more personal space, larger overhead storage bins, advanced cabin lighting and the latest-generation in-flight entertainment system and connectivity. The aircraft will be deployed on routes from Portugal to the Americas and Africa.
The A330neo is a new-generation aircraft building on the A330’s success and leveraging on A350 XWB technology. It incorporates the highly-efficient new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
TAP Portugal currently operates an Airbus fleet of 72 aircraft. The Portuguese carrier will take delivery of a further 20 A330-900s in the coming years.
The A330 is one of the most popular widebody families ever, having received over 1,700 orders from 120 customers. More than 1,380 A330s are flying with over 128 operators worldwide.
The new A330neo is the latest addition to Airbus widebody family, which also includes the A350 XWB and the A380, all featuring unmatched space, comfort and efficiency.