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Azul Airlines inaugural flights from Campinas Sao Paulo, Brazil has touched down in Fort Lauderdale and the celebration is on.

The airline’s founder David Neeleman and Azul’s team will be in Ft Lauderdale today for the series of events in conjunction with the Broward County Aviation Department and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Azul will also start service to Orlando in mid December, and to New York sometime in 2015.

The fastest growing airline in Latin America, Azul has recently placed an order for about 50 new generation Airbus planes and has also filled for its IPO in Brazil and the US.

If the current expansion remains, Azul shall become Brazil’s largest carrier in the next few years. There has also been speculations that Azul might acquire Portuguese carrier TAP, which would significantly increase Azul’s international routs to Europe.