SAO PAULO, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul announces a new non-stop service to Porto, Portugal starting on June 3, 2019. The city will receive three weekly flights from Campinas, Azul's main hub, which will have a total of 17 weekly frequencies to Portugal. Sale of tickets to Porto starts today and is available on all Azul distribution channels.
The Portuguese city is the second destination in Europe to receive flights from Azul after Lisbon. The non-stop flight will be operated on an Airbus A330, with 272 seats. With the addition of this new flight, Campinas, the largest hub in Latin America, will offer non-stop service to 57 destinations, including Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Lisbon. In partnership with Aigle Azur, Azul also offers flights to Paris, France.
According to Abhi Shah, Azul's Chief Revenue Officer, "the new flight to Porto is another milestone for Azul, Viracopos airport and the Brazilian aviation market. This addition further strengthens our main hub by offering more connecting options to our customers both in our domestic as well as international network. I am confident that this new flight will be very successful".
"Azul's new service between Viracopos and Europe will contribute to the international growth of the airport. From January to October of this year, Viracopos' international passenger growth was 24.3% totaling more than 552 passengers" says Gustavo Müssnich, CEO of Viracopos airport.
Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Goiânia and Cuiabá will be the main Brazilian cities offering convenient connections to the Campinas-Porto flight. Within aproximately nine hours, customers will be able to leave these cities and arrive at the portuguese city. Furthermore, from Porto, Azul will offer convenient connections to Amsterdam, Geneva, Luxembourg, and London in partnership with TAP.
Fernando Vieira, director of Porto's airport believes that the new flight will further strengthen the airport. "We are very pleased with the announcement of Azul's new flight from Campinas. Porto's airport currently serves 30 airlines, connecting to 79 destinations and with Azul's addition we will further increase our connectivity worldwide", says Fernando.
Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 766 daily flights to 110 destinations. With an operating fleet of 120 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the Company has a network of 218 non-stop routes as of September 30, 2018. This year, Azul was awarded best airline in Latin America by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice and by Kayak's Flight Hacker Guide, and also best regional carrier in South America for the eighth consecutive time by Skytrax. Azul also ranked as most on-time airline in Brazil and most on-time low-cost carrier in the Americas in 2017 according to OAG's Punctuality League, the industry's most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.
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