Azul Brazilian Airlines and United Airlines, have expanded their codeshare agreement, to extend access to six new US destinations.
The expanded agreement
Under the expanded codeshare agreement, passengers will be able to connect between Azul and United at Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to six new U.S. destinations.
The new destinations are Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, San Francisco, Washington and Los Angeles.
With the new codeshare flight options, customers will benefit from having a single ticket that includes both Azul and United-operated flights, as well as more convenience on their day of travel with one-stop check-in and baggage transfers.
Flights are set to commence as of May 10 and the expanded agreement builds on United and Azul’s existing codeshare routes from Houston and Newark.
Current US operations
From Brazil, Azul operates 16 direct flights connecting Fort Lauderdale to Recife (PE), Manaus (AM), Viracopos (SP), Belém (PA), and Belo Horizonte (MG). There are also direct flights from Orlando to Viracopos (SP).
Azul currently operates daily services to Fort Lauderdale/Miami and Orlando with a retrofitted A330 aircraft. These aircraft feature 20 lie-flat business class seats with direct aisle access.
In addition, these aircraft have 110 Economy Premium seats with increased legroom for additional comfort and space.
All seats have individual inflight entertainment on demand, Wi-Fi, power outlets and each customer is treated to Azul’s international flagship meal service.
“The expansion of our agreement with United Airlines furthers Azul’s mission to offer our customers the best experience and a wide variety of destinations to explore,” said André Mercadante, Azul’s Director of Alliances, Planning, and RM.
“We are accelerating our international presence and now our customers will be able to leave our hubs and reach even more great cities with a single ticket.”
Azul is Brazil’s largest airline in number of flights and destinations served, with over 900 flights per day to more than 150 cities.
With an operational fleet of more than 160 aircraft and more than 14,000 crew members, Azul currently flies to more than 300 direct regional, domestic and international routes.
The quality of Azul’s services has been attested by many national and international awards.
Recently, Cirium named Azul the most punctual Global and Latin America’s airline in both the Mainline and Network categories. The Brazilian airline recorded an impressive 88.93% punctuality within the Global Mainline Category.