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Azul announces its traffic figures for April 2017
São Paulo, May 16, 2017 - Azul S.A., "Azul", (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of destinations served and departures, announces today its preliminary traffic results for April 2017.
Domestic passenger demand increased 11.5% compared to April 2016 on a capacity increase of 10.1%. As a result, domestic load factor for April 2017 was 79.8%, slightly higher than the 78.7% recorded during the same period last year.
Azul’s international passenger traffic increased 89.3% from April 2016 on an ASK increase of 69.4%, resulting in a load factor of 90.9%, 9.5 percentage points over April 2016. Since June of 2016, Azul launched new international destinations including Lisbon, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and increased frequencies on existing flights. The company also launched a flight from Recife to Orlando in December 2016. The addition of these new markets, combined with a more positive macroeconomic backdrop in 2017, led to an increase in international traffic.
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