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ITA Airways adds a new code share with Azul

ITA Airways today launches the new code share agreement with Azul – Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras.

ITA Airways will be able to apply its “AZ” code on domestic flights operated by Azul in 8 strategic markets: Belém (PA), Cuiabá (MT), Santos Dumont (RJ), Porto Alegre (RS), Recife (PE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Confins (MG) and Curitiba (PR), in connection with the Rome – Sao Paulo flight, which will initially be operated 5 times a week, and will become daily from August.

The agreement will become effective on June 10, 2022.

Marco Finelli report from Italy.

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Azul to take delivery of a new Airbus A321neo painted in a special Disney Minnie Mouse livery

2021 "Walt Disney World - Minnie Mouse" promotional livery

Azul will soon take delivery of the pictured Airbus A321-251NX that will become PR-YJF painted in a special Walt Disney World “Minnie Mouse” livery (above).

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Top Copyright Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A321-251NX WL D-AVWX (PR-YJF) (msn 10793) (Walt Disney World – Minnie Mouse) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 956286.

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Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A321-251NX WL D-AZAR (PR-YJE) (msn 10542) (Ordem e Progresso) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 956110.

2021 "Ordem e Progresso" special livery, will become PR-YJE

Copyright Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A321-251NX WL D-AZAR (PR-YJE) (msn 10542) (Ordem e Progresso) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 956110.

Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWDY (PR-YSH) (msn 10582) (Walt Disney World) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 954883.

"Mickey Mouse", 2021 Walt Disney World promotional scheme

Copyright Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWDY (PR-YSH) (msn 10582) (Walt Disney World) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 954883.

Azul ends its codeshare agreement with LATAM, will pursue merger opportunities

"La Belle Azul" pink livery for breast cancer awareness

Azul issued this statement:

Azul, the largest airline in Brazil in terms of destinations and departures updates the market on its codeshare with LATAM and possible industry consolidation.

Azul believes that consolidation is an important part of the post-pandemic industry response and the Company is in a strong position to drive that consolidation.  The Company has hired advisors and is actively exploring industry consolidation opportunities in the region.

“The codeshare with LATAM was a unique solution in our pandemic response.  We also realized that industry consolidation would be important for the post-pandemic recovery and Azul would be a key part of any such activity.  At the end of the first quarter of 2021 we hired financial advisors and are actively exploring consolidation opportunities.  We believe the cancelation of the codeshare by LATAM is a reaction to that process,” says John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul.  “Azul is emerging from this crisis in a leadership position in terms of liquidity, network recovery and competitive advantages.  Our plans are unchanged and I am confident that we are in the best position to pursue strategic alternatives at this point in time,” says Rodgerson.

Azul will keep the market update of any developments.

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Top Copyright Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A330-941 F-WWYO (PR-ANV) (msn 1952) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 952080.

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Azul introduces “Ararinha Azul”

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has painted a “Blue Macaw” tropical livery on one of its new Embraer 195-E2 jets (PS-AEF).

Embraer made this announcement:

Azul just revealed one of its new E195-E2s in a striking tropical livery. Designed by São Paulo graffiti artist Luiz Pardal, the big E2 features 3 ararinhas (Spix’s macaws) on each side of the 41.5m fuselage. The aircraft is christened “Ararinha Azul.” The native bird was considered extinct for more than 20 years, but several were recently discovered in captivity.

The livery has 58 non-corrosive paint colors of which 28 are specially blended to capture the vibrant look of Brazil’s tropical landscape. The work was completed over 10 days at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. Although it may appear to be painted by hand, the process involved masking the aircraft and then applying 150 kilos of paint using automated robots.

 

Azul commissioned AzkoNobel and Tintas Coral, a Brazilian paint company, for the project. Despite the complexity of colors, the overall weight of paint used for this design is about the same as more conventional liveries. The paint is extremely durable and is designed to withstand forces that typically cause cracking – rain, cruise speed, air pressure changes, and takeoffs and landings.

When you spot the airplane at an airport, look carefully for the sparrow at the back of the fuselage. It’s Luiz Pardal’s signature mark. The word “pardal” means “sparrow” in English.

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Azul updates its five-year fleet plan

Azul S.A., the largest airline in Brazil by number cities served and flight departures, announces today its updated fleet plan. This updated forecast reflects an acceleration of the Company’s fleet transformation strategy, resulting in 100% of Azul’s domestic jet capacity coming from next-generation aircraft by 2022. As a result, Azul will have one of the most fuel-efficient, profitable and environmentally-friendly fleets in the world.

According to John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul, “we ended 2019 with 42 next-generation aircraft and could not be more excited about the economics as well as the high-quality onboard experience they offer to our customers. The A320neos and E2s are the principal pillars in our goal to significantly increase revenue and earnings while we grow responsibly over the next five years.”

This fleet plan represents the expected number of each aircraft type we plan to operate over the next five years.  Azul has the flexibility to reduce or increase these numbers depending on market conditions.

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New York is Azul’s newest international destination

Azul has made this announcement:

The statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park are now closer than ever for Azul customers with new daily service to JFK starting June 15, 2020.

New York will be Azul’s 3rd destination in the United States.  Azul already serves Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood 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, 6 of those international: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and JFK in the US, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal and finally Buenos Aires in Argentina.

This route will be served by Azul’s Airbus A330 widebody aircraft.

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.

The table below shows the scheduled departure and arrival times (all times local):

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arrival

Frequency

Sao Paulo – VCP

20:30

New York (JFK)

05:30

Daily

New York (JFK)

23:30

Sao Paulo – VCP

10:30

Daily

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Embraer and Azul sign pool program to support new E195-E2 fleet

Embraer has announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show the signing with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras, S.A. of a long-term Flight Hour Pool Program agreement to provide repairable component support for the carrier’s brand new fleet of Embraer E195-E2 jets, the second generation of the E-Jets family.

Azul, which placed a total order of 51 E195-E2, is the global launch customer for the new aircraft and will receive the first delivery during the second half of this year.

The multiyear Flight Hour Pool Program agreement includes material services engineering and advanced component exchanges from Embraer spare parts facilities in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Azul joined the Embraer Pool Program in 2008, when it began operating its first generation of E-Jets, and more recently, the Repair Management Program.

With the new Flight Hour Pool Program agreement, the airline will now have coverage for its entire Embraer fleet.

Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on high value repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.

Embraer Services & Support currently supports 100% of the E-Jets E2 delivered by offering a package of services customized for each customer and their business needs. These support programs are part of a suite of products that Embraer designed to assist the worldwide growing fleet of Embraer aircraft through TechCare.

The E195-E2 is the second of three new aircraft models that make up the E2 family of aircraft. The E190-E2 is already being operated by Norway’s Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan.

Avolon delivers one Airbus A330neo to Azul

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, has announced the delivery of one Airbus A330neo to Azul. Avolon has 15 aircraft on lease to Azul.

This is the first Airbus A330-900 for Azul.

Photo: Avolon.