Today, Azul airlines received their final permissions to begin flying to the US. Azul was founded by JetBlue’s founder and is now reaching into the same country as it’s older sibling. Azul will begin flying between the US and Brazil on December 2 (Fort Lauderdale to Sao Paulo) and then again on December 15 (Orlando to Sao Paulo).
The cheap tickets are so far to Brazil – less than $200 in economy and $500 in business class. The airline is starting the service with their A330-200 aircraft which features 27
lie-flat business class seats. They will soon be using A350 aircraft on their US routes as well with a route to JFK coming in the middle of next year.
The Sao Paulo airport being used is Campinas International Airport and is a launch point for destinations around Brazil. Azul Airlines reaches over 100 destinations around Brazil so now this gives an easy, cheap way to get down there. The business class fares of $480 are the same whether you end in Sao Paulo or continue on to one of Azul’s other destinations. The fare is not available every day, but is quite frequent and is sometimes cheaper than the economy ticket.
For the return, you would probably be better off using miles from a different airline given the return pricing. But, to get to Brazil, this is certainly the cheapest with $200 economy tickets and $500 business class tickets! Also, this will make a nice way to get to the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Source: USA Today