Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A (English: Azul Brazilian Airlines; or simply Azul) is a Brazilian domestic low-cost airline based in Barueri. It was established on 5 May 2008 by Brazilian-born David Neeleman, founder and former-CEO of JetBlue. The airline began service on December 15, 2008 and has ordered a fleet of 76 Embraer 195 jets. The company was named Azul ("Blue" in Portuguese) after a naming contest in 2008, where "Samba" was the other popular name. According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) in December 2011 Azul had 9.77% of the domestic market share in terms of passengers per kilometre flown. Azul also achieved the highest load factor in the Brazilian domestic market for 2009, with an average factor of 79.71%, an achievement held since March 2009, with an average load factor above 85 percent. Its 2009 performance allowed Azul to become the first airline in the world to board more than 2 million customers during its first year of operation. Read more →
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|Airline||Azul Brazilian Airlines|
|Company slogan||Azul. Você lá em cima|
|Key people||David_Neeleman Pedro Janot|
|Hub airport||Tancredo_Neves_International_Airport Viracopos-Campinas_International_Airport|