Sao Paulo based Azul Airlines has announced that two new routes from Brazil to U.S. will starts this December (2017). It will be the nonstop services from Belo Horizonte to Orlando, and Belem to Fort Lauderdale, both destination in Florida. Also, Azul has optimized the connectivity to Belem and Belo Horizonte and surrounding cities so that they could not only offer the nonstop service, but also the best connection options to and from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. “I am very pleased to announce new international service from Brazil to the US. Not only have our customers been asking for these flights, but this also strengthens our strategic positioning in these important cities” said David Neeleman, Azul’s founder and Chairman.
Azul already have 5 daily nonstop flights connecting Brazil to Florida. The company is the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 739 daily flights to 102 destinations. With a fleet of 123 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 202 non-stop routes (*as of June 30, 2017). The two new routes will be new year-round A330 widebody service from Belo Horizonte to Orlando and a new year-round A320neo narrowbody service from Belem to Fort Lauderdale. In total, Azul will offer 34 weekly departures from four cities in Brazil to two gateways in the United States.