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Azul Reports July Traffic

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Azul Reports July Traffic

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SÃO PAULO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul S.A., "Azul", ((B3: AZUL4, NYSE:AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, announces today its preliminary traffic results for July 2018.

Consolidated passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 22.6% compared to July 2017 on a capacity increase (ASKs) of 21.2%. As a result, load factor was 85.4%, 1.0 percentage points higher than July 2017. Domestic load factor was 83.5% and international was 91.0%.

"July was a strong traffic month for Azul, demonstrating a healthy demand environment and the continuing success of our fleet transformation strategy," says John Rodgerson, Azul's CEO.

Year to date we continue to be the number one on-time airline in Brazil, with an on-time arrival rate of 86.39%, according to FlightStats. 


Jul-18

Jul-17

% ∆

YTD 2018

YTD 2017

% ∆

Total







RPK (million)

2,380

1,941

22.6%

13,927

11,955

16.5%

ASK (million)

2,787

2,299

21.2%

17,014

14,639

16.2%

Load factor

85.4%

84.4%

+1.0 p.p.

81.9%

81.7%

+0.2 p.p.

Domestic







RPK (million)

1,740

1,497

16.2%

10,188

9,665

5.4%

ASK (million)

2,084

1,800

15.8%

12,732

12,113

5.1%

Load factor

83.5%

83.2%

+0.3 p.p.

80.0%

79.8%

+0.2 p.p.

International







RPK (million)

640

444

44.2%

3,739

2,290

63.3%

ASK (million)

703

500

40.7%

4,282

2,527

69.5%

Load factor

91.0%

88.8%

+2.2 p.p.

87.3%

90.6%

-3.3 p.p.

 

About Azul

Azul S.A. ((B3: AZUL4, NYSE:AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 780 daily flights to 107 destinations. With an operating fleet of 121 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 217 non-stop routes as of June 30, 2018. This year, Azul was awarded best airline in Latin America by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice and in 2017, the Company was elected best low cost carrier in South America for the seventh consecutive time by Skytrax. Azul also ranked as most on-time airline in Brazil and most on-time low-cost carrier in the Americas in 2017 according to OAG's Punctuality League, the industry's most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.

Glossary

Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK)
One-fare paying passenger transported one kilometer. RPK is calculated by multiplying the number of revenue passengers by the number of kilometers flown.

Available Seat Kilometers (ASK)
Number of aircraft seats multiplied by the number of kilometers flown.

Contact

Investor Relations
Tel: +55-11-4831-2880
invest@voeazul.com.br

Media Relations
Tel: +55-11-4831-1245
imprensa@voeazul.com.br

This traffic release includes estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. These estimates and forward-looking statements are based mainly on our current expectations and estimates of future events and trends that affect or June affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flow, liquidity, prospects and the trading price of our preferred shares, including in the form of ADSs. Although we believe that these estimates and forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they are subject to many significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are made in light of information currently available to us. In addition, in this release, the words "June," "will," "estimate," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "should" and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Azul is not under the obligation to update publicly or to revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this press release because of new information, future events or other factors.  Our independent public auditors have neither examined nor compiled the forward-looking statements and, accordingly, do not provide any assurance with respect to such statements.  In light of the risks and uncertainties described above, the future events and circumstances discussed in this release might not occur and are not guarantees of future performance. Because of these uncertainties, you should not make any investment decision based upon these estimates and forward-looking statements.

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