The aircraft had taken a short course flight for the first time on April 4, between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada and is now ready to cross the Atlantic.
The airline will now operate two Airbus A321neo aircraft. This new aircraft is nicknamed “Wonder” to celebrate the amazing volcanic landscapes of the islands. It joins its sister jet, “Breathe.”
This aircraft will connect Portugal and Azores to Boston. With expanded seating capacity, the A321neo carries up to 186 passengers. It has the widest single-aisle cabin on the market, and every A321neo offers modern comfort in every class.
The A321neo aircraft will replace Azores’ A310s and offers new levels of efficiency; passenger comforts well as environmental benefits.
The new aircraft cabin offers a modern design, a new air purifier with filters and light-emitting diodes for ambience lighting and passenger service units. The new aircraft offers larger luggage storage, too.
Azores Airlines will offer 11 flights from Boston Logan Airport each week starting in May to Portugal. Plus the Portuguese carrier, Providence will have a weekly flight as well. Right now the airline has daily service from Boston.
Azores Airlines offers regular service between Boston the Azores as well as Lisbon and Porto with seasonal service from Providence and Oakland, with connections to Madeira, Cape Verde and the Canaries.
Azores Airlines, part of the SATA Group, has connected New England with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 35 years. For more information about booking flights visit http://www.azoresairlines.pt/usa or call 800-762-9995.