LONDON – Brazilian carrier Azul is set to launch flights between Sao Paulo and Paris ahead of the Summer 2023 season.
Using its Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the airline will begin services between the popular Brazilian destination and Paris Orly from April 26th.
Azul will operate the flights on a six-times-per-week service, operating on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
Azul’s Airbus A350s…
Azul’s Airbus A350-900 for the Sao Paulo-Paris Orly route will offer a tri-class configuration, offering 33 seats in Azul Business, 118 in Azul Economy Extra, and 183 in Azul Economy.
This means that there will be a total of 334 passengers configured on the jet, which based on the weekly frequencies that the Brazilian carrier is offering, amounts to 2,004 seats per week.
The airline also revealed that from July 31, the flights will be daily, which will bring the total capacity offering to 2,338 seats per week, or 121,576 seats per year.
The flight will depart Sao Paulo’s Viracopos Airport at 2300 local time and arrive in Paris Orly at 1530 local time the next day.
For the return, the aircraft will depart Paris Orly at 2215 local time before arriving in Sao Paulo at 0445 local time.
Rodgerson: France Is The Next International Market for Azul…
Commenting on this route announcement was Azul’s CEO, John Rodgerson, who said the following:
“France is the next largest international market for Brazil after Portugal, and our customers have been asking us to fly there for a long time.”
“Thanks to our modern and fuel-efficient A350s, we are pleased to add this important destination to our route network.”
“Along with Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Lisbon, we are putting together a powerful portfolio of international destinations to complement our incredible network here in Brazil.”
“Combined, we can take passengers from 150 destinations in Brazil to France, something that has never been accomplished before!”
“In 2019, we were voted the World’s Best Airline by TripAdvisor, and in 2022 we were the World’s most on-time airline according to Cirium – we cannot wait to bring this industry-leading experience to our customers flying to France”.
Long-Haul Fleet Will Slowly Grow…
Azul’s long-haul fleet has been growing slowly but steadily, which is why we are seeing new international destinations being served by the Brazilian carrier.
As per Planespotters.net, the airline currently has a fleet of 10 A330 Family aircraft (5 A330-200s & 5 A330-900neos), as well as the two A350-900s that were delivered recently.
Azul is due to receive a couple more A350-900s through leasing arrangements with ILFC, which will allow and fuel further international expansion moving forward on top of Paris.
For now, all eyes are on the Brazilian carrier to see how the new aircraft flow following the successful integration of their A330neos.
For now, all eyes are on Azul ahead of the launch of its Sao Paulo-Paris Orly flights and depending on the success, this could fuel the need for more expansion into Europe.
Based on the carrier’s geography, the A330neos and A350s in the Brazilian carrier’s fleet will offer significant opportunities into what destination will be next.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more Azul news whenever they announce it!