Brazil’s Azul to add 21 aircraft in 2019, raising capacity up to 20%

Azul Brazilian Airlines expects a total capacity growth of 18%-20% this year, consisting of a 16%-18% increase in domestic capacity and a 20%-25% rise in international capacity.

Azul is scheduled add 12 A320neos for domestic routes, three A330neos for international routes and six Embraer E195-E2s in 2019. At the same time, the airline plans to phase out 15 E195s.

At year-end 2019, Azul’s total fleet of 129 operating aircraft will comprise 48 E-Jets, six E195-E2s, 33 ATR 72s, 32 A320ceo/neo family aircraft and 10 A330ceo/neos.

In 2019, approximately 40% of Azul’s total capacity will be provided by next-generation aircraft.

In its 2019 outlook, Azul said that with the introduction of more seats to its network, the airline expects CASKs to decrease 1%-3% year-over-year…

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