Azul reports December passenger traffic up 15%



Azul S.A., “Azul”, (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of destinations and departures, has announced its preliminary traffic results for December 2017, the company said.

Passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 15.4% compared to December 2016 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 13.1%. As a result, load factor was 83.1%, 1.7 percentage points higher than in the same period last year.

In 2017, load factor increased 2.4 percentage points over last year, reaching 82.1%. Domestic load factor was 80.3% and international was 89.5%.

Azul also ranked as most on-time airline in Brazil and most on-time low-cost carrier in the Americas in 2017 according to OAG´s Punctuality League, the industry´s most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance.

Azul S.A., the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 766 daily flights to 104 destinations. With an operating fleet of 122 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 223 non-stop routes as of December 31, 2017. Among other awards received in 2017, Azul was elected third best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice and best low cost carrier in South America for the seventh consecutive time by Skytrax. Azul also ranked as most on-time airline in Brazil and most on-time low-cost carrier in the Americas in 2017 according to OAG´s Punctuality League, the industry´s most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.