Brazilian Airline Azul To Resume Two US Routes: Recife to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, one of Brazil’s three major carriers, announced it would relaunch operations from its hub at Aeroporto Internacional de Recife-Guararapes to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Azul is Brazil’s largest carrier by number of flights and destinations served. Founded in 2008 by David Neeleman, the carrier has grown rapidly and become the airline many Brazilians consider the best in the nation. Compared to LATAM Brasil, its international long-haul operations are limited, with only four cities served: two in the United States and two in Europe.

The airline announced that from June 5, it would be resuming flights from its hub at Aeroporto Internacional de Recife-Gurarapes to Orlando International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Flights were suspended last month due to capacity restraints with its widebody fleet, but with the acquisition of new (to the airline) aircraft, Azul can resume flights just three months after suspending them.

Unlike most routes from the United States, where aircraft remain on the ground in Brazil for the entire day before flying back to the US overnight, Azul will fly to the US during the day, and its return legs will operate overnight.

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Reporting by Lukas Souza via Simple Flying

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