Azul to lease two B737Fs

Brazilian carrier Azul is to lease two Boeing 737-400 Freighters to support the strong growth which it is seeing in its cargo business unit – Azul Cargo Express.

The aircraft are set to be delivered during the second half of the year and have capacity of up to 20 tonnes. Owing to the increase in capacity and higher flexibility, Azul Cargo Express forecasts revenue to grow 40 per cent this year, following on from the 49 per cent growth it posted in 2017.

Azul Cargo Express director, Izabel Reis said: “We have decided to order these freighter planes because we see the need to have some dedicated narrowbody aircraft to support the growth of our cargo business.”

He added: “With these planes, we’ll have greater versatility based on the needs of our clients, and we will also be able to offer new services, such as air charter. With no doubt, these cargo planes will support our fast expansion.”