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History
The Beginning (2008–2012)
JetBlue founder David Neeleman launched his third airline, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. The Brazilian domestic carrier inaugurated service on December 15, 2008 between three cities: Campinas, Salvador, and Porto Alegre. Azul launched operations with three Embraer 195 and two Embraer 190 aircraft (with 118 and 106 seats, respectively). Another three airplanes were added in January 2009 to introduce nonstop service from Campinas (State of São Paulo) to both Vitória (State of Espírito Santo), and Curitiba (State of Paraná).

Merger with TRIP Linhas Aéreas (2012–2014)
On May 28, 2012, Azul announced the acquisition of TRIP Linhas Aéreas, the largest regional carrier in Brazil. Azul and Trip started comprehensive code-sharing operations on December 2, 2012,with all flights carrying only the IATA code of Azul. On March 6, 2013 Brazilian authorities gave the final approval for the merger with a few restrictions related to code-sharing with TAM Airlines and slot use at Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport.On May 6, 2014 the merger process was completed with the final approval from Brazilian authorities. That day the brand TRIP ceased to exist and all TRIP assets were transferred to Azul.

 

Azul Brazilian Airlines
Azul Brazilian Airlines logo.svg
IATA
AD
ICAO
AZU
Callsign
AZUL
Founded 2008
Hubs Campinas-ViracoposBelo Horizonte-Confins
Frequent-flyer program TudoAzul
Fleet size 144
Destinations 104
Headquarters BarueriBrazil
Key people David Neeleman(CEO)Antonoaldo Neves,(President)
Revenue Increase US$ 2.2 billion (2012)
Net income Decrease – US$ 187.3 million(2012)
Website www.voeazul.com.br

 

Azul Brazilian Airlines fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Options Passengers (Y)
Airbus A330-200[16][17][18] 2 6   273 (24/249)
Airbus A350-900[16]   5   TBA
ATR 42-500 10     50
ATR 72-500 14     70
ATR 72-600 36 21   70
Embraer 175 5     86
Embraer 190 22     106
Embraer 195 55 15   118
Embraer 195-E2   30   TBA
Total 144 77