Trip Report: Flying on Azul’s Inaugural A330-900neo Flight from Sao…

Azul Brazilian Airlines' first international flights were announced in April 2014, only six years into its operation. Fueling the international expansion were seven secondhand Airbus A330-200s, a type still used today, and an order for five Airbus A350-900 XWBs. The Brazilian economy was soaring, the Brazilian real was well appreciated…

Azul Airlines Begins Flying to Second Destination in Portugal

Azul Brazilian Airlines started flying to Porto, Portugal on Monday, June 3. This is the second destination for the airline in Portugal, which already operates flights between Brazil and Lisbon. Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and experienced significant tourism increase in the last few years. The flight between…

First Quarter Results Show Positive Demand Recovery for Brazil’s Major…

The commercial aviation market in Brazil has had an intense first quarter this year. As the new government takes office, the markets are waiting anxiously for the promised economic reforms, reflecting in more investments and thus, accelerating demand. Most important, though, is the collapse of Avianca Brasil, which was the…

Azul Takes Delivery of First A330neo

Brazilian carrier Azul received its first A330-900 out of 15 on order, according to FlightGlobal, becoming the first carrier in the Americas to operate the type. The revamped A330 version plays a key role in capitalizing the Brazilian carrier’s expansion plans to more destinations across Europe and North America. Celebrating…

Avianca Brazil Aircraft Repossessions Continue

This week has seen Avianca Brazil recurrently making headlines in the airline world. On one hand, lessors have been allowed to pursue aircraft repossession by Brazilian’s civil aviation authority ANAC, following a favorable court ruling in Sao Paulo taking place on April 9. At the same time, the recent creditor…

Azul Brazilian Airlines Expresses Interest in Avianca Brazil Assets

In a surprising move, the CEO of Azul Brazilian Airlines, John Rodgerson, announced that Azul is interested in buying most of the assets from Avianca Brazil, which is going through bankruptcy protection. The statement came as a surprise because Rodgerson had made previous comments showing no interest in buying Avianca.…

Azul Looking at Fleet Expansion in 2019

Brazilian carrier Azul has announced plans to renew its fleet with new orders of Embraer 195-E2 and Airbus A320neo aircraft in 2019. Azul’s fleet plan for 2019 sees the carrier acquiring 21 new aircraft this year, 12 of which are from the A320neo family, six of which are E195-E2s and…

Avianca Crises in Brazil Urge Government to Allow 100 Percent…

After a series of events, Avianca Brazil, a subsidiary of Colombia's Avianca and known in Brazil as former OceanAir, filed for the Brazilian equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Dec. 10, 2018. The crises in the airline intensified after two aircraft leasing companies, BOC Aviation Limited and Constitution Aircraft Leasing,…

Azul and Copa Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

Azul Brazilian Airlines and Copa Airlines announced a codeshare agreement that will connect two large networks in Latin America. Now Copa customers can use Azul’s network in Brazil with 101 domestic destinations, 52 not served by any other airline and Azul clients can use Copa’s presence in many Latin America…