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Azul announces expansion of international network from Brazil to the United States

New year-round A330 widebody service from Belo Horizonte to Orlando

New year-round A320neo narrowbody service from Belem to Fort Lauderdale (Miami)
In total, Azul will offer 34 weekly departures from four cities in Brazil to two gateways in the United States
São Paulo, August 11, 2017 – Azul (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL) announces today two new markets from Brazil to Florida – Belo Horizonte to Orlando, and Belem to Fort Lauderdale (Miami). These new routes will begin in December 2017, providing unparalleled nonstop service and convenience for our customers in Belem and Belo Horizonte. In addition to the nonstop service, Azul has optimized the connectivity to Belem and Belo Horizonte and surrounding cities so that we not only offer the best nonstop, but also the best connection options to and from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
“I am very pleased to announce new international service from Brazil to the US. Not only have our customers been asking for these flights, but this also strengthens our strategic positioning in these important cities. In addition to the new nonstop flights, we are also optimizing connectivity as well as increasing frequencies to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from our São Paulo – Viracopos hub. I am extremely happy to be able to offer almost 5 daily nonstop flights from Brazil to Florida to our customers. I want to thank both the Fort Lauderdale and Orlando airport authorities for their continued support as we grow our services from Brazil to Florida”, celebrates David Neeleman, Azul’s founder and Chairman.
“The new Belem/Fort Lauderdale route provides more opportunities for travelers to experience the unique cultures and outdoor wonders of both regions,” said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department. “We are very proud to partner with Azul in starting these new flights.”
Source: MCO-Orlando International Airport


ORLANDO, FL — The Netherlands is world-renowned for its windmills, tulips and artistic masters. Those wonders will soon be just a non-stop flight away from Central Florida. Beginning March 30, 2018, Delta Air Lines, in partnership with KLM/Air France, will begin offering new service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS).
The new service will operate daily with departing flights scheduled to leave MCO at 9:45 p.m. arriving at AMS at 12:45 p.m., with the return flight departing AMS at 1:15 p.m. and arriving at MCO at 5:41 p.m. The service will be operated on Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225 seats (25 Business/200 coach).
Amsterdam becomes the 57th international non-stop route from Orlando International Airport and the 19th added in the last three years. Amsterdam is a key route addition for Orlando. AMS is not only MCO’s fourth largest unserved international market, it also provides access to Schipol’s extensive route network, the fourth largest in the world with non-stop service to 254 destinations.
“This is great news,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Service to Amsterdam will benefit the local community by generating an estimated $80 million in annual economic impact to Central Florida.”
“New service to a vibrant city like Amsterdam reinforces the international appeal of Central Florida to global travelers,” said Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It also provides connections to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”

Pine Hills Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study Community Meeting on June 8, 2017

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Pine Hills Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study Community Meeting on June 8, 2017

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County is conducting the Pine Hills Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study, which extends from SR 50 (Colonial Drive) to Bonnie Brae Circle. The purpose of this study is to evaluate barriers and challenges to safety and identify opportunities for implementing safety improvements along Pine Hills Road for people walking, bicycling, driving or taking the bus.  Continue reading Pine Hills Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study Community Meeting on June 8, 2017