São Paulo, January 16, 2020 – Azul S.A., “Azul”, (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served and flight departures, announces today the launch of daily service between São Paulo-Viracopos and JFK starting June 15. New York will be Azul’s third destination in the United States. Azul already serves Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from Sao Paulo-Viracopos, Belo Horizonte and Recife. With this new nonstop service, Azul’s portfolio of service to the US will increase to 30 weekly flights. Sao Paulo-Viracopos, Azul’s primary hub in Brazil with this latest addition will now feature 60 nonstop destinations, six of those international: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and JFK in the US, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal and finally Buenos Aires in Argentina.
“This is another important day for Azul, our crewmembers and our customers. We already offer the broadest network in Brazil with service to more than 100 domestic destinations and now we are adding a very important corporate destination to our portfolio. We could not be more excited about what this new service could mean for our network and how this expands our relevance with our corporate customers”, says John Rodgerson, Azul’s CEO.
This route will be served by Azul’s A330 widebody aircraft featuring our award winning Azul Business, Azul Economy Extra and Azul Economy cabins and industry leading customer service. In Azul Business customers are treated to a full lie-flat seat with direct aisle access, custom dining options and world class inflight entertainment. In Economy Extra customers can enjoy an increased legroom experience that also includes our unique SkySofa product, perfect for families. Each and every seat on our A330 widebody aircraft features individual touch-screen IFE as well as universal and USB charging ports. All of this comes together thanks to our award winning inflight customer service crewmembers.
The flight will operate out of the international terminal at Sao Paulo-Viracopos airport and at JFK will operate out of Jetblue’s Terminal T5. Flights are timed to provide fast and convenient connections important destinations Boston in the US and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.