Avianca Brasil has taken delivery of its first passenger A330-200 aircraft. The carrier will receive two additional planes of the same family in the coming weeks, which will launch its long-haul operations from Sao Paulo international airport to Miami (USA) and Santiago (Chile).
“We are going through a transition into a new cycle of growth. We are building a stronger, more mature and more competitive carrier”, said Frederico Pedreira, president at Avianca Brasil. “The arrival of our first A330 is the result of a project that has matured for years. We decided to launch long-haul operations at this time because we believe that there are business opportunities out there and a chance to provide high quality services to international travelers. With this move, we intend to further develop our company, the Brazilian representative at Star Alliance”.
The new Avianca Brasil aircraft are configured in two classes of service: 32 seats in Business and 206 in Economy.
Miami is set to be the first destination to be launched. Ticket sales began yesterday for travels from June 23. Flight 8510 will leave Sao Paulo (GRU) at 11:55 PM, landing in the United States (MIA) at 7:25 AM. Then, Flight 8511 will depart Miami at 7:30 PM, arriving in Brazil at 5:00 AM (local times). In July, at date yet to be announced, the company will launch the Sao Paulo – Santiago route with the new A330s.
Date: April 12, 2017