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Azul orders widebodies

Old 23rd Apr 2014, 15:08
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Azul orders widebodies

This is an impressive move by Azul. Anyone here work for them?

SAO PAULO, Brazil, April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azul Brazilian Airlines expects to debut its first international flights by early 2015. The U.S. flights will be served from Azul's brand new $1.5 billion terminal at Sao Paulo/Campinas airport, strategically located 50 minutes from downtown Sao Paulo. Campinas is Brazil's largest airline hub offering connections to 104 domestic cities. Azul's U.S. gateways will be announced later this year.

Azul will operate the new international routes with a fleet of 11 wide-body Airbus aircraft. The airline has ordered five Airbus A350-900 -- the World's most advanced jetliner -- with deliveries beginning in early 2017. In addition, six Airbus A330-200 will be used to launch service in early 2015. The new aircraft will be leased from ILFC and will be equipped with Rolls-Royce engines. Azul's fleet currently comprises of 80 Embraer and 56 ATR aircraft.

"Azul is the one airline that truly serves all of Brazil. With 104 destinations, Azul unites the country better than any other airline, with convenient and frequent connections," said David Neeleman, CEO and Founder of Azul. "Our customers have been asking for this and now we look forward to providing them with our superior service on international flights, just as we have been doing today on our 880 daily domestic departures. We're excited to share the Azul experience with new customers internationally and expand the airline's success story beyond Brazil's borders."

With less than six years of operations, Azul already has flown more than 85 million customers and changed the face of air travel in the Brazilian market since its first flight, on December 15, 2008.

The foundation of the airline was built around the Brazilian made Embraer E-jet. From that foundation, Azul has expanded to 880 daily flights, which represents one-third of Brazil's daily departures. The airline currently operates a fleet of 136 aircraft and employs more than 10.000 people.

It has been voted the best low-cost carrier in South America three years in a row by Skytrax, and best low-cost carrier in the world by CAPA in 2012. It has also been voted one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company Magazine.
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Old 24th Apr 2014, 01:54
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Some of their pilots and FAs are attractive too:

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Old 6th Sep 2014, 12:07
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I am from Brazil and I REALLY know my aviation although I am 7 years away form that.don't trust f*^%*^*^ Brazilian companies !!!!
That's all I have to say !
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 22:20
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I know some FO's that work there, they complain of nothing, say the schedule is pretty good and its a nice company to work at.
Company has been growing at a short but stable rate, they've been hiring AT72 FO's now for a while.
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Old 30th Sep 2014, 11:54
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they've been hiring AT72 FO's now for a while
On the lowest salaries in the market. Great for those with 250 hours willing to work for nearly nothing, not so good for the rest of the industry.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 18:02
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I really want to work for Azul, I've some friends that are working there , schedule is so nice and they've a good salary.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 20:51
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Schedule is so nice and good salary ? what company are you talking about my friend ?
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Old 19th Oct 2014, 02:27
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Good Salary ?

C'mon !

It's the worst aviation's industry salary in Brazil.

I might be wrong, but I'm very confident that a Tam's FA probably makes as much as an Azul's ATR FO.

On the other hand, I must say that the HR sector do a hell of a good job with the FA hiring.

By the way, there's a rumour that the A330 salary (Base & Hourly rate) will be the same of the Embraer... The managers aren't fools and they know pretty well that some pilots do sell their abilities in exchange of some nice layovers in america, a slightly better roster and, of course, the chance of flying a big jet.

That's how low we're getting here !
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Old 19th Oct 2014, 10:09
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The managers aren't fools and they know pretty well that some pilots do sell their abilities in exchange of some nice layovers in america, a slightly better roster and, of course, the chance of flying a big jet.

That's how low we're getting here !
Absolutely, Azul is simply taking advantage of those pilots desperate to break into the industry and willing to accept any conditions to sit in the right seat. The managers know that they can pay poor salaries because there will always be someone willing to work for what they are offering.

Very few of the people I know flying there are planning a long term career, most are simply building hours and experience waiting for an opening at one of the bigger operators.

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Old 20th Oct 2014, 14:57
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Azul is a Cancer for the pilot market in Brazil as Jetblue is in USA.
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Old 10th Nov 2014, 16:07
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Promoted captains will lost money on A330. They promoted current E-jets instructors and checkers, means that now you back with a normal airline captain. Only difference is long haul flights. Worst salary in market. Azul crew is reason of joke on another's brazilian airlines..
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