Azul launches new international route to Porto

posted on 6th December 2018 by Justin Burns

Brazilian carrier Azul has added a new non-stop international route to Porto (Portugal) starting on 3 June, 2019 – its second to Europe – as it already flies into Lisbon.

The city will receive three-weekly flights from Campinas, Azul’s main hub, which will have a total of 17 weekly frequencies to Portugal.

The Porto 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.

Azul’s chief revenue officer, Abhi Shah said: “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.”

Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Goiânia and Cuiabá will be the main Brazilian cities offering connections to the Campinas-Porto flight.

Within aproximately nine hours, customers will be able to leave these cities and arrive at Porto. From there, Azul offers connections to Amsterdam, Geneva, Luxembourg, and London in partnership with TAP.

Viracopos Airport chief executive officer, Gustavo Müssnich said: “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%.”

Porto Airport now serves 30 airlines, connecting to 79 destinations.