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Azul Announces Third International Route to the U.S. With Service Between São Paulo and New York
Azul announced on Thursday that they would expand their international network with new daily service between São Paulo and New York-JFK. The service will commence on June 15, 2020 and the route will be serviced with an Airbus A330-900.
Today, Brazilian carrier Azul announced new daily service from São Paulo to New York-JFK starting June 15, 2020. The route will be serviced with an Airbus A330-900, featuring Azul Business, Azul Economy Extra and Azul Economy cabins. New York will be Azul’s third U.S. destination, as the carrier already offers service to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from São Paulo-Viracopos, Belo Horizonte and Recife. The new service increases Azul’s weekly departures to U.S. gateways to 30 flights. The fast growing carrier currently offers nonstop flights to 60 destinations, including six international gateways. In addition to the U.S. destinations previously mentioned, the airline also serves Lisbon and Porto (Portugal), as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Thursday’s announcement, Azul’s CEO, John Rodgerson said,
“This is another important day for Azul, our crewmembers and our customers. We already offer the broadest network in Brazil with service to more than 100 domestic destinations and now we are adding a very important corporate destination to our portfolio. We could not be more excited about what this new service could mean for our network and how this expands our relevance with our corporate customers.”
Business Class guests on the new route will be treated to full lie-flat seats with direct aisle access as well as custom dining options and a world-class entertainment system. Economy Extra guests receive extra legroom and the airline’s unique ‘SkySofa’ product, designed for families traveling together. Every seat, regardless of cabin, features a state-of-the art touch screen IFE system as well as universal and USB charging ports for personal devices.
The new service will operate out of the International Terminal at São Paulo-Viracopos and Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The flight departs São Paulo-VCP at 8:30PM and arrives in New York at 5:30AM. T he return flight takes off from New York-JFK at 11:30PM, arriving São Paulo at 10:30AM.
Azul is largest airline in Brazil, based on the number of departures and cities served. The carrier offers 916 daily departures to 116 destinations and operates a fleet of 140 aircraft. The airline employs more than 12,000 and has a network of 249 nonstop routes (as of December 31, 2019).