s Azul May traffic up YoY

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

Passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 20.4% compared to May 2016 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 20.0%. As a result, load factor was 79.8%, 0.2 percentage points higher than in the same period last year.

Azul offers 792 daily flights to 104 destinations. With a fleet of 122 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 201 non-stop routes as of March 31, 2017.

Among other awards, Azul was named third best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice in 2017, best low cost carrier in South America for the sixth consecutive time by Skytrax in 2016, and the world´s most on-time low-cost airline in 2015 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG).