This past weekend the Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas received a new Airbus A330-900, registration PR-ANV, painted in a unique pink livery. This is the fourth pink aircraft Azul gets (along with a Cessna Caravan, an Embraer, and an Airbus A320neo). The airline is famous for having complete sets of planes with one-of-a-kind liveries.
Azul’s newest aircraft
On Saturday, November 5, Azul took delivery of its fifth Airbus A330-900neo. This plane, registration PR-ANV, reached Brazil from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France (TLS). Prior to having its Brazilian registration, this plane held a registration number F-WWYO, and it is not brand new. Instead, this plane had its first flight on November 26, 2020 (according to ch-aviation) and was used as a test flight aircraft (according to FlightRadar24.com).
This plane has a pink livery, and according to Azul, it joins a select team of aircraft of the company which already have this livery. Azul said other planes, such as a Cessna Caravan (operating with Azul Conecta), an Embraer, and an Airbus A320neo, are painted in pink.
Azul’s newest Airbus A330-900 is called “La Belle Azul,” and it is the largest ever aircraft to be painted in pink. It has a capacity for 298 passengers in a two-class configuration (264 economy seats and 34 business seats). This jet is employed on international routes, and each seat includes an individual entertainment system plus a USB port.
Azul’s unique liveries
The Brazilian airline is known for having unique liveries. For instance, it has a set of aircraft with the Brazilian flag as their livery; Azul also owns several jets painted with Disney characters and others with tropical liveries.
The Brazilian flag
In December last year, Azul took delivery of the third and fourth aircraft with the Brazilian flag as its livery. They were an Airbus A320neo and an ATR 72-600 registrations PR-YJE and PR-AKO. Azul currently operates one E190, one A330-200, one A321neo, and one ATR 72-600 with the special livery. The registrations of the planes are PR-AYV, PR-AIV, PR-YJE, and PR-AKO, respectively.
The Disney livery
Azul and Disney have an ongoing partnership in which the Brazilian airline has painted four members of its family with characters from the US-based company. The association has been ongoing since 2021, and Azul currently flies a Mickey Mouse-painted Airbus A320neo, a Minnie Mouse A321neo, and a Donald Duck A321neo. Their registrations are PRY-YSH, PR-YJF, and PR-YSI, respectively.
The fourth and final Disney-themed aircraft will be painted with Daisy Duck, and it is going to be an Airbus A320neo. Azul has not announced when it will receive this plane.
Azul’s pink liveries
As stated before, Azul has several pink-painted aircraft. The Embraer E195-E2 has a registration PS-AEA and was delivered in 2019. Ten years ago, Azul even had a gorgeous ATR 72-600 painted in pink livery, registration PR-AZV, which is no longer in the company. We believe this livery should be painted in a new ATR in the future, it simply looks gorgeous (just check out the photos published by the Airline Reporter in 2011).
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Source: ch-aviation, FlightRadar24.com.
- IATA/ICAO Code:
- Airline Type:
- Low-Cost Carrier
- Belo Horizonte International Airport, Sao Paulo Viracopos International Airport, Recife/Guararapes International Airport
- Year Founded:
- John Rodgerson