In a bid to boost tourism across the country, Azul, the Brazilian airline has launched the Azul Brazil Air Pass – a 10-day pass offering passengers unlimited flights throughout Brazil for just $299 or a 21-day pass for $399. The new initiative will give better and easier access for US travelers not just to get to Brazil, but also to visit and experience the country.
To be eligible, customers must fly a round-trip from the US to Brazil on Azul – currently offering daily flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and more connections from other points in the US via its code-share partner United. Currently US originating fares start at $499 (round trip) which allows visitors to explore the length and breadth of Brazil for less than $800!
According to Azul founder, David Neeleman there hasn’t been a better time to visit the country in years. “Brazil is really cheap right now,” he says. “The exchange rate of the real to the dollar has gone from 2.2 to $1 last January to 3.6 to $1 now. The hotels are cheap, meals are cheap, and the [Brazilian] people are great,” he says.
[Via : Condé Nast Traveler]