Azul Brazilian Airlines
Campinas - Viracopos
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, short Azul, is a Brazilian low-cost airline based in Alphaville / Barueri, state of São Paulo.
Azul was founded on 5 May 2008 by David Neeleman, founder and former CEO of JetBlue. On 10 November 2008, the flight was operating by the Brazilian Aviation Authority approved flight operations began on 15 December 2008, the line links Campinas - Campinas and Salvador - Porto Alegre. The name Azul, meaning " blue " in Portuguese, is the result of a competition held by the founder of competition.
On 28 May 2012, the merger of the airlines Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras TRIP Linhas Aéreas and was announced. On 6 March 2013, the Brazilian authorities approved the merger. The new airline will operate under the name Azul and is now the third largest airline in Brazil.
Azul operates a dense network of domestic destinations, including Aracajú, Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Campinas, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Goiânia, João Pessoa, Londrina, Maceió, Manaus, Maringá, Natal, Palmas, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Novo, Recife, Salvador, São José dos Campos, São Luís, São Paulo, Teresina and Vitória. It is planned to expand its route network. As international destinations Bariloche and Buenos Aires will be flown on charter flights.
Fusion with trip
On 28 May 2012, the merger of the airlines Linhas Aéreas trip and Azul Linhas Aéreas was announced. On 6 March 2013, the Brazilian authorities approved the merger. The new airline is now called Azul and is now the third largest airline in Brazil, according to TAM and Gol ..
As of March 2014, the fleet of 131 aircraft from Azul consists of:
- 01 ATR 42-300/400
- 09 ATR 42-500/600
- 46 ATR 72-200/500/6400
- 01 Embraer 175
- 22 Embraer 190
- 52 Embraer 195