Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (Sao Paulo-Campinas) has received permission from Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) to merge TRIP Linhas Aereas (Sao Paulo-Campinas). On March 6, 2013 Brazilian authorities gave the final approval for the merger with a few restrictions relating to code-sharing with TAM (LATAM Group) (Sao Paulo) and slot use at Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont Airport).
Previously on May 28, 2012, Azul announced it had purchased TRIP forming a new holding company until TRIP could be merged into the larger Azul.
Copyright Photo: AirSpeed. The TRIP brand will now be retired as the merger continues. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR PP-PJL (msn 19000189) is pictured in action at Florianopolis is southern Brazil.
Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras (Sao Paulo-Viracopos) has ordered five additional Embraer ERJ 190-200 IGWs (ERJ 195s).
This order is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the second quarter of 2010 as an “Undisclosed customer”.The five Embraer 195 jets will be delivered this year, and by December, Azul will have 26 E-Jets in its exclusively Embraer fleet.
After adding in the 36 aircraft ordered in March 2008 (five Embraer 190s and 31 Embraer 195s), Azul now has a total of 41 firm orders for Embraer jets.
Copyright Photo: AirSpeed. A nice portrait of Embraer ERJ 190-200 IGW (ERJ 195) PR-AYE (msn 19000260) at Florianopolis.