19-Sep-2012 12:57 PM

Avianca and Taca incorporate 100th Airbus to their fleet

Avianca and Taca announced (18-Sep-2012) the incorporation of the 100th Airbus to their aircraft fleet. Delivery of the A330 aircraft will take place on 17-Sep-2012. 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. The aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce engines. AviancaTaca CEO Fabio Villegas said, “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. With nearly an all-Airbus fleet, Avianca and TACA have combined orders for 190 aircraft and operate 100 Airbus aircraft, including 91 A320 Family and nine A330 aircraft. Avianca and TACA have a backlog of more than 80 Airbus aircraft. [more - original PR]

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