Azul Airlines plans for a slow reopening at the airports in Vilhena, Ji-Parana ans Cacoal in the state of Rondonia, however the resume of operations will depend on some infrastructure adjustments. In Ji-Parana for example, Azul waits for some land expropriation along the tarmac, which is important for the aircraft’s approximation. In Cacoal and Vilhena the situation is similar.
“We are recovering our network, resuming flights to several cities and following all the sanitary measures and protocols. In Rondonia there are several infrastructure deficiencies in the regional airports, that compromise our operations, particularly during the winter, we hope these problems will resolve as soon as possible”, explained Marcelo Bento Ribeiro, Azul’s Institutional Relations director.
Despite the fact that the three cities were already part of Azul’s flights network before the pandemic, the lack of infrastructure in their airports was causing trouble for the operations like delays and constant cancellations. The cities of Vilhena, Cacoal and Ji-Parana offered altogether three daily flights that served 13 thousand passengers per month before the pandemic.