Azul Airlines adds five new domestic routes
- Azul Airlines, the third largest operator in Brazil according to weekly seat capacity, expanded its domestic network with five new routes on 26 April, all of which are operated weekly (Sundays), using its 118-seat E195s. With the longest route being the 1,994-kilometre sector from Ribeirao Preto (RAO) to Recife (REC), and the shortest being inaugurated from Ribeirao Preto (RAO) to Sao Jose do Rio Preto (SJP), the low-cost carrier will face competition only on the service to Sao Jose do Rio Preto from Passaredo Airlines' six weekly flights. Azul is examined in more detail in this week's anna.aero airline analysis.
|Launch date||Origin||Destination||WF||A/C||Competition (WF)|
|26-Apr-14||Ribeirao Preto (RAO)||Porto Seguro (BPS)||1||E195|
|Presidente Prudente (PPB)|
|Sao Jose do Rio Preto (SJP)||Passaredo Airlines (6)|
|Recife (REC)||Londrina (LDB)|
|Source: Innovata / Diio Mi w/c 29 April 2014.|