Azul will lease two used Boeing 737-400 Freighters to support the rapid growth of its cargo business unit, Azul Cargo Express.
The aircraft are expected to be delivered during the second half of the year and will have a capacity of up to 20 tonnes.
With more capacity and higher flexibility, Azul Cargo Express expects revenue to grow 40 per cent this year, following on from 49 per cent growth in 2017.
Azul Cargo Express director, Izabel Reis says: “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.
“The 737 is the only narrowbody freighter option in the market and was chosen because of the model’s low ownership cost combined with its superior capacity and unbeatable reliability track record.
“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.”