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Azul Brazilian Airlines

Azul Brazilian Airlines
AirlineAzul Brazilian Airlines
Airline hubCampinas-Viracopos
Focus citiesBelo Horizonte-Confins
Fleet size39 (+35 ordered)
Company sloganAzul. Você lá em cima
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HeadquartersBarueri, Brazil
Key peoplePedro Janot President
David Gary Neeleman Director-President

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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A ( ; or simply Azul) is a Brazilian domestic low-cost airline based in Barueri. It was established on 5 May 2008 by Brazilian-born David Neeleman, founder and former-CEO of JetBlue. The airline began service on December 15, 2008 and has ordered a fleet of 76 Embraer 195 jets. The company was named Azul after a naming contest in 2008.

According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) in August 2011 Azul had 9.27% of the domestic market share in terms of passengers per kilometre flown.

Azul also achieved the highest load factor in the Brazilian domestic market for 2009, with an average factor of 79.71%, an achievement held since March 2009, with an average load factor above 85 percent. Its 2009 performance allowed Azul to become the first airline in the world to board more than 2 million customers during its first year of operation.

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