Brazil’s largest carrier by destinations served Azul Airlines has reported consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 21.5 per cent in August compared to the same month last year on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 20.3 per cent.
As a result, load factor was 82.4 per cent, 0.8 percentage points higher than August 2017. Domestic load factor was 81.2 per cent and international was 85.7 per cent.
Azul’s chief executive officer, John Rodgerson said: “In addition to the healthy demand environment we are seeing, we have recently received our 17th A320neo, the key driver of our margin expansion plan going forward.
“We are just at the beginning of our fleet transformation process and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Azul services 107 destinations and operates a fleet of 121 aircraft and has a network of 217 non-stop routes as of 30 June, 2018.