SAO PAULO, Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul announces today two new markets from Brazil to Florida – Belo Horizonte to Orlando, and Belem to Fort Lauderdale (Miami). These new routes will begin in December 2017, providing unparalleled nonstop service and convenience for our customers in Belem and Belo Horizonte. In addition to the nonstop service, Azul has optimized the connectivity to Belem and Belo Horizonte and surrounding cities so that we not only offer the best nonstop, but also the best connection options to and from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
"I am very pleased to announce new international service from Brazil to the US. Not only have our customers been asking for these flights, but this also strengthens our strategic positioning in these important cities. In addition to the new nonstop flights, we are also optimizing connectivity as well as increasing frequencies to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from our Sao Paulo – Viracopos hub. I am extremely happy to be able to offer almost 5 daily nonstop flights from Brazil to Florida to our customers. I want to thank both the Fort Lauderdale and Orlando airport authorities for their continued support as we grow our services from Brazil to Florida", celebrates David Neeleman, Azul's founder and Chairman.
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Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 739 daily flights to 102 destinations. With a fleet of 123 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 202 non-stop routes as of June 30, 2017. Among other awards, Azul was named third best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice in 2017, best low cost carrier in South America for the seventh consecutive time by Skytrax in 2017, and the world's most on-time low-cost airline in 2015 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG). For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.
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