Azul Airlines goes international from Belo Horizonte

Azul Airlines’ Belo Horizonte to Buenos Aires Ezeiza

Belo Horizonte celebrated with this fantastic cake the start of Azul Airlines’ route to Buenos Aires Ezeiza on 6 March. Helping conduct the cake cutting were Paulo Rangel, CEO of Belo Horizonte Airport, and Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Azul Airlines. The airport also offered a tango show, Argentinean wine and appetizers to the inaugural passengers. The carrier will offer a daily service on the 2,211-kilometre sector on its fleet of E195s.

To welcome Azul Airlines to Buenos Aires Ezeiza, a ribbon cutting ceremony was performed. This is Azul Airlines’ only route into Buenos Aires Ezeiza and indeed Argentina. It will offer a daily service from Belo Horizonte.

  • Azul Airlines launched its only international route from Belo Horizonte (CNF) on 6 March, a connection to Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE), its only link to Argentina. The airline will serve the 2,211-kilometre sector daily on its E195s, with GOL being the only incumbent on the route offering a weekly rotation, a route it started the day before Azul Airlines’ inauguration. “We are living a special moment with the arrival of a great destination like Buenos Aires. We are happy to see this project materialised and we are sure that our customers will be satisfied. I am also sure that we will contribute to the development of the economies of both countries. I thank the Brazilian and Argentine authorities for their support to make this flight possible and I would also like to thank our crew,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Azul Airlines at the launch. This is not the first time that Azul Airlines has offered international services from Belo Horizonte. When analysing OAG schedules, it shows that between 16 November 2015 and 29 February 2016, the carrier flew between Belo Horizonte and Orlando, a route which hit a daily rotation at its peak. With this latest launch to Ezeiza, Azul Airlines is serving 40+ destinations from Belo Horizonte, with the carrier offering 61,226 weekly one-way seats out of the Brazilian city with an average of 80 daily departures. Belo Horizonte is Azul Airlines’ second largest operation after Sao Paulo Viracopos, with the former occupying 11% of the airline’s weekly departing seat capacity. See how Belo Horizonte and Buenos Aires Ezeiza airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world


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