Whether the Sao Paulo Viracopos ground crew came to look at the sunset, the inaugural Aigle Azur service from Paris Orly or indeed both, they certainly received a visual treat. The airline’s decision to serve Viracopos rather than Guarulhos is due to its codeshare agreement with Azul Airlines, which has its largest base, in terms of weekly seats, at the airport.
- Aigle Azur have marked the beginning of an ambitious long-haul expansion with the introduction of services between Paris Orly (ORY) and Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) on 5 July. The three times weekly flight is operated year round, using two-class A330-200s, and is the airline’s first foray into the highly competitive transatlantic market. The route will be operated under a codeshare agreement with Azul Airlines, and a fourth weekly rotation will be added from 7 September. Currently, no other carriers fly between Orly and Viracopos. However, Air France and LATAM Airlnes operate double-daily and daily services respectively between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Sao Paulo Guarulhos according to FlightMaps Analytics data. The French capital is the second transatlantic destination for Viracopos, with an existing route to Lisbon being served by Azul. See how Sao Paulo Viracopos Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.