Azul Increases Rio de Janeiro Flights By 37%

In three years, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has increased its flights to/from Rio de Janeiro by 37%.

Increasing Carioca operations

Reinforcing its commitment to offer increased connectivity for passengers in Brazil and in recognition of the importance of the state of Rio de Janeiro to Brazil’s economy, Azul increased the number of flights in the state by 37% since November 2019. This increase equates to 24,000 available seats on a weekly basis for those flying to and from the state of Rio de Janeiro. Azul has serviced the state since March 2009, just three months after its first commercial flight. The airline fully believes in the potential of the state, both touristic and corporate. Because of this, Azul constantly evaluates its offerings in the region and the best options for those passengers traveling for leisure and business travel, both domestically and internationally.


“We have never been closer to Rio de Janeiro. We are always aware of our Client’s demands, and most importantly, to feedback from those who fly on one of our 160 aircraft. Proof of this is that our flights from Campinas to these two cities are operating with excellent occupancy rates, with a 20% increase in passengers, compared to the month of July. Our operational results, like occupancy rates and NPS (Net Promoter Score), which measures customer satisfaction, break records monthly. those who travel with us, recommend our services to others. As a competitive airline and attentive to the market which we serve, we are always dedicated to listening to our Clients and work daily to offer the best air travel experience in Brasil.” – Victor Silva, Manager of Routes, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

Currently, the airline has about 50 daily direct operations in the state of Rio de Janeiro, including connecting passengers to six capitals and Campinas, where Azul’s hub is located. Passengers traveling from Rio can fly directly to São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Florianópolis , Salvador, Vitória, and Campinas. Following its commitment to connect smaller cities to capital cities and international destinations, whether it be on Azul operated flights or flights operated by partner airlines. Azul services other airports in the state of Rio de Janeiro, with regular operations in Cabo Frio (a very popular tourist destination a few hours north of the city of Rio de Janeiro), Campos, and Macaé.

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras is Brazil’s largest airline by number of flights. Photo: Lukas Souza | Simple Flying

In December 2019, Azul had six weekly flights in Macaé, offering 420 seats. Beginning next month, Azul will offer 80 weekly flights and a total 2,184 seats, increases of more than 1,200% and 420%, respectively. In Campos, the airline will increase from eight weekly flights to 60, increasing its seat capacity from 560 to 13,994. Campos flights will see an increase of 650%, and seat offerings will increase by 2,400%.

“The most magical fleet in the world”

Azul Linhas Aéreas partnered with Disney World to create the “most magical fleet in the world”, a fleet of four aircraft, each with one Disney character as the livery.

The Minnie Mouse aircraft is the only Airbus A321neo of the Disney fleet. Photo: Lukas Souza | Simple Flying

Since last year, the airline has taken delivery of the first three aircraft and the character of the fourth aircraft was recently revealed. The first aircraft to arrive was Mickey Mouse, followed by Minnie, and then Donald Duck. A few weeks ago, the airline revealed that the fourth and final aircraft of the fleet will be Daisy Duck.

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