Under the flight equipment modernization and homologation process started several years ago, Avianca and TACA are now ready to incorporate the 100th Airbus to their aircraft fleet.
Delivery of the A330 aircraft by the European aircraft manufacturer, a world leader, was skated to take place non Monday at the manufacturing plant in Toulouse, France.
The 100th Airbus of the AviancaTaca fleet is a A330-200 model aircraft configured to seat 252 passengers – 30 in business class and 222 in economy class – who will enjoy the most spacious and comfortable double-aisle passenger cabin in the category.
With a range capability of 7,250nm at maximum capacity, the A330-200 has the versatility to cover all ranges from short-haul to true long haul – ideal for point to point operations. The aircraft that will be powered by Rolls Royce engines includes eco-friendly, highly-efficient operation systems that contribute to the environmental conservation.
According to Fabio Villegas, of AviancaTaca CEO, “The incorporation of the 100th Airbus to the AviancaTaca fleet evidences the commitment of Airbus and AviancaTaca alike to strengthen the airline industry and the progress of Latin America. Furthermore, this is a historical moment in the development of the airlines. With this new aircraft, not only do we increase our seat supply but also we advance in our expanded, improved customer service, which is our priority.”
This aircraft is the ninth in its category to be incorporated to the Avianca and TACA fleet. Given its exceptional operational reliability and superb fuel efficiency, AviancaTaca ordered four A330-200 Freighter models exclusively for cargo operation, which will be incorporated to the Tampa Cargo airline fleet in December.