Azul Brazilian Airlines

Azul Brazilian Airlines

Azul Brazilian Airlines

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A (Azul Brazilian Airlines; or simply Azul) is a Brazilian carrier based in Barueri, a suburb of São Paulo. The company’s business model is to stimulate demand by providing frequent and affordable air service to underserved markets throughout Brazil. The company was named Azul (“Blue” in Portuguese) after a naming contest in 2008, where “Samba” was the other popular name. It was established on May 5, 2008 by Brazilian-born David Neeleman (founder of American low-cost airline JetBlue), with a fleet of 76 Embraer 195 jets. The airline began service on December 15, 2008.
According to Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), between January and December 2018 Azul had 18.6% of the domestic and 14.6% of the international market shares in terms of revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) making it the third largest domestic and second largest international airline in Brazil.