Already flying the competing model, Air Europa announces the purchase of the Airbus A350

The Spanish Air Europa wants to grow again after the pandemic and has announced its first purchase of planes, which will be a model that competes with the one it already operates.

Artist rendering of the A350 at Air Europa – AEROIN

The low-cost and tourist airline from Spain, which had 20% of the capital acquired this week by the IAG group, competitor Iberia and British Airways, announced the arrival of the Airbus A350, a model already operated by the two other group partners. .

“For next year we have a clear commitment to growth: We are going to buy eight large aircraft, the A350-900”said the CEO of Globalia, Juan José Hidalgo, in an interview with a local newspaper, as reported by Jornal Preferente.

Currently, Air Europa has 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, of the 787-8 and 787-9 variants, direct competitors of the A350-900. These planes came to replace the A330-200 in the company and standardized the fleet practically only of Boeings, since intra-European flights are made with the Boeing 737-800 and, in the future, with the 737 MAX 8.

Dreamliners operate flights like the one from Madrid to São Paulo and carry between 291 and 344 passengers, in different configurations with economy, premium economy and business classes. It is unclear whether the planes will be purchased directly from Airbus, whether they will be new or used, or acquired through lease (leasing) which is the most common modality in the current market.

Boeing 787 – Image: Air Europa

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