Brazilian airline offers excellent Business Class options at great prices
Azul Brazilian Airlines is a low cost carrier out of Brazil and a relatively unknown operator, since it serves mostly national routes within the country and has few international ones. However it offers an appealing option for business travelers going to Brazil who live or work in the South Florida area.
Their most recent A330 cabins include Azul Xtra, a business class cabin with an identical hard product to those found on Etihad, Iberia, and Air Berlin. The cabin offers seats that convert into 79inch long lie-flat beds in a 1-2-1& 1-1-1-1 configuration for direct aisle access for every passenger. The unique configuration offers very versatile seating options, catering to those who want complete privacy as well as couples or those traveling in groups.
The Azul Xtra cabin also offers Panasonic Avionics eX3 system as its in-flight entertainment, with a 17” screen in business class. The system allows passengers to order food and drinks directly from their seat through the TV. They also offer an excellent variety of in-flight food and beverage options.
Azul also offers an Economy Xtra cabin, with benefits similar to AA’s Premium Economy cabin, which is a solid option for those going on long haul flights. This cabin offers an extra 3 inches of legroom in a 2-4-2 configuration for a 34” seat pitch, as well as some seats that can be converted into SkyCouches. Additionally, the A330 aircraft provides personal USB and power ports. Azul currently operates to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and New York (JFK).
Their daily flight, operating to Sao Paulo/Campinas International Airport (VCP) is ideal for those conducting business in Campinas and neighboring cities, allowing them to avoid traffic to/from Sao Paulo and Miami, cities infamous for their constant delays and construction.