Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras, the Campinas-based carrier launched by JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman, said it carried approximately 2.2 million passengers in its first year of operation ended Dec. 15, 2009, and achieved an average load factor of 79.7%. It eclipsed 85% from March 2009. Azul now operates 14 E-190s/195s on 19 routes to 16 destinations. It is scheduled to take seven more aircraft in 2010, another 12 in 2011, and plans to have 80 planes by 2013. On Friday, Azul confirmed ...

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