TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 widebody and single aisle aircraft, cancelling its previous order of 12 A350-900s and replacing with A330-900neo.
The total order signed includes 14 A330-900neo and 39 A320neo family aircraft.
The aircraft will join TAP Portugal’s fleet as part of its fleet renewal announced by the airline’s new majority owner Atlantic Gateway.
TAP Portugal is an all Airbus customer, currently operating 43 A320 Family aircraft and 18 Widebody Family aircraft.
“With this order TAP is reborn. This order today shows Airbus' confidence in TAP's future and TAP's commitment to having the best products for its customers. These aircraft are the right aircraft for TAP's current missions and growth markets” said John Leahy, Airbus COO - Customers.
Source: Alexander Hassenstein
With this cancelation, the A350 XWB loses a customer (currently 40 customers worldwide) and has already won 775 firm orders.
Based on the press release “Airbus efficient aircraft shaping TAP Portugal’s future”.