Azul Reduces International Flights Due to Coronavirus

The airline Azul has reduced the frequency of international flights to Florida (USA) and to Porto (Portugal), in the midst of developments in the coronavirus epidemic, the company’s chief executive, John Rodgerson said on Tuesday. Although he did not quote figures, Rodgerson said that the adjustment has an irrelevant impact on the company’s operations, given that only 12 of the more than 900 daily flights operated by Azul are international

According to Rodgerson, domestic operations “are controlled” and there have been no reductions in frequency due to the coronavirus. The executive warned, however, that due to seasonal issues and also the high dollar, the company may reduce some domestic frequencies in the second quarter. ..

“Our biggest concern at the moment is the rise in the dollar,” he said in a telephone interview. Azul‘s founder, main shareholder and chairman of the board, David Neeleman, said in the conversation that the aviation market tends to stabilize in the coming months as people better understand the dimension of the risks of coronavirus. “People will soon realize that dengue is much worse,” said Neeleman. “I took 10 flights in the last 12 days, I had no problem at all,” he added, citing expectations that the spread of the disease will tend to disappear around May, when temperatures start to rise in the Northern Hemisphere. ..

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The airline Azul has reduced the frequency of international flights to Florida (USA) and to Porto (Portugal), in the midst of developments in the coronavirus epidemic, the company's chief executive, John Rodgerson said on Tuesday.

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