|Quoting kaitak744 (Reply 1):|
If they want to get wide-body service up and running before the 2016 Olympics, they would be their only way to go.
|Quoting Mah4546 (Reply 4):|
Azul has it's sights on flying to the U.S., and Brazil certainly has the market to handle a second, local long-haul carrier. While Gol does fly to the States, it is with 737s via Santo Domingo.
|Quoting PDPsol (Reply 6):|
Azul would likely launch service to key markets in the US, which would be very good for the market and, hopefully, present LATAM and AA with some real competition.
|Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 7):|
Are secondary airports (FLL/HOU) or smaller Brazil-US markets (BOS/SFO) in play or in will it be simply JFK and MIA to start?
|Quoting xiaotung (Reply 11):|
|Quoting flyby519 (Reply 10):|
I thought that relationship (Neeleman/jetblue leadership) had gone sour, to say it nicely. How
likely would it be for the two companies to work together?
Does Azul have more than 1-class?
|Quoting iloveboeing (Reply 12):|
Is David Neeleman personally strongly pro-Airbus or is he willing to order from Boeing if he gets a good deal?
|Quoting wrldtvlr (Reply 8):|
I can see Neeleman tying US ops to B6 in FLL, JFK and BOS to start.
|Quoting flyby519 (Reply 10):|
I thought that relationship (Neeleman/jetblue leadership) had gone sour, to say it nicely. How likely would it be for the two companies to work together?
|Quoting ASA (Reply 19):|
But, will they start international service from GRU ... or their base at VCP?
|Quoting scbriml (Reply 3):|
No, they could easily get A330s by then as well.
|Quoting seahawk (Reply 22):|
Airbus is really discounting the A330 or the terrible Tens are really terrible.
|Quoting wrldtvlr (Reply 17):|
Neeleman is a smart businessman, and will go with whoever gives him the best deal and has the right plane for the job. B6 went with Airbus over Boeing because at the time of start up Boeing didn't want to take a risk on a start up carrier, and didn't offer a compelling package on the 737. Big mistake I'm sure they're still kicking themselves over.
|Quoting WillianBH (Reply 26):|
Looks like Airbus won this one....
Azul, formed in 2008, will operate six Airbus A330-200 and five Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft powered by Trent 700 and Trent XWB engines respectively. The Airbus A350 aircraft will be leased from ILFC.
|Quoting Rafabozzolla (Reply 34):|
Sorry, but non of the releases I read mentions FLL and JFK, can you provide a link?
|Quoting flyby519 (Reply 30):|
Neeleman seized the opportunity that B6 couldn't make happen. Congrats to him.
|Quoting ASA (Reply 37):|
Now, let's hope he sees the gap and jumps on VCP-BOS before anyone else starts GRU-BOS
|Quoting prchan (Reply 38):|
Who is the previous operator of those A330? They state the 3 class interior will be kept initially.
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