Demand for Azul flights grows 10% in March, boosted by international operations

Demand for Azul flights grows 10% in March, boosted by international operations

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Airline Azul reported on Monday that passenger demand for its flights in March grew 10 percent from the same month of 2017, boosted by ...

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Airline Azul reported on Monday that passenger demand for its flights in March rose 10 percent from the same month of 2017, boosted by international travel.As Azul's seat offer rose 9.6 percent in the same comparison, the company closed last month with a 0.4 percentage point increase in occupancy rate to 80.6 percent.By markets, demand for the company's domestic flights fell 2 percent from March 2017, while supply declined 2.9 percent due to the removal of four Embraer jets from the operating fleet.The occupancy rate rose 0.7 point to 79.2 percent.Azul attributed the measure to the "fleet transformation strategy, which consists of replacing old generation aircraft with new generation aircraft".Already on international flights, which are being expanded by the airline, demand for Azul flights jumped 69.2 percent, while seat supply rose 80 percent.As a result, the occupancy rate dropped by 5.4 points to 84.7 percent.In the first quarter, the...


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