3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca BrasilAzul
Things keep moving in Brazil, and Azul keeps growing. I believe Avianca Brasil had about 10 percent of the market, so this might vault Azul into being the biggest airline in the country.

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Across the Aisle from David Neeleman on Azul’s Skycouches, US Partner Opportunities, and More (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from David Neeleman on Azul’s Skycouches, US Partner Opportunities, and More (Part 2)

In part 1 of my discussion with Azul’s David Neeleman, I had him focus on why this was going to work when the odds seemed stacked against the airline. In this part, we dive into the airline’s product, partnering, and aircraft decisions.

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David Neeleman on What’s Wrong with JetBlue and How to Fix It (Across the Aisle, Part 3)

David Neeleman on What’s Wrong with JetBlue and How to Fix It (Across the Aisle, Part 3)

And now, it’s time to talk JetBlue. When I read a recent article where David Neeleman talked about JetBlue, I thought he sounded bitter, so I had to ask. It’s clear that he’s still bugged by what happened at JetBlue, and as a shareholder, he wants to see things change. … Read the post

David Neeleman on Azul’s Decision to Use Embraers and ATR Turboprops (Across the Aisle, Part 2)

David Neeleman on Azul’s Decision to Use Embraers and ATR Turboprops (Across the Aisle, Part 2)

Welcome back for part two of my talk with David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and now current founder and CEO of Azul in Brazil. Yesterday in part one, we talked about starting up an airline in fast-growing Brazil, and some of the challenges involved. Today the focus is on … Read the post

David Neeleman on Building an Airline in Fast-Growing Brazil (Across the Aisle, Part 1)

David Neeleman on Building an Airline in Fast-Growing Brazil (Across the Aisle, Part 1)

I had the pleasure of speaking with David Neeleman last week on a variety of subjects. David is best known for founding JetBlue, an airline which effectively fired him after the operational melt down on that cold wintry Valentine’s Day weekend back in 2007. After that, he went down … Read the post

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