Brazil's Azul will offer a new cabin interior on its Airbus A330-200s from the second quarter of 2015.

The airline began service to the USA with the A330s from 1 December, but has said previously it will reconfigure the aircraft with new interiors next year as the carrier's desired seats were not available in time before the launch of the US service.

When reconfigured, Azul's A330 business class cabin will feature seats that convert into almost 2m (79in) long lie-flat beds in a 1-2-1 configuration for direct aisle access for every passenger.

Azul A330 new business class

Azul A330 business class seat


Azul will offer an "economy xtra" cabin with an additional 3in of extra legroom, in a 2-4-2 configuration. Some of the seats can be converted into Skycouches, a product that was designed by Air New Zealand. Azul's A330 regular economy cabin will also be configured in a 2-4-2 layout with a seat pitch of 31in.

Azul's A330 "economy xtra" cabin

Azul economy plus


The airline has picked Panasonic Avionics' eX3 system for its in-flight entertainment offering, and says all seats on its A330s will come with personal USB and power ports.

Azul now operates to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from Viracopos-Campinas, and will begin flights to New York John F Kennedy International in mid-2015.

The carrier has received five of seven A330s, with the fifth arriving on 17 December. Azul expects to receive the remaining two in the coming months, it says.


Source: Cirium Dashboard