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Brazil’s Azul wants to buy whole LATAM airline group or nothing, says founder

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A few years ago, few in Chile had heard of Azul, an emerging Brazilian airline founded in 2013 by Brazilian-born American entrepreneur David Neeleman, the same man who owns the renowned low-cost carrier JetBlue.

Its name only came onto the radar of Chileans in mid-2020, when in the midst of the pandemic it signed a codeshare agreement with LATAM, Latin America1s largest airline. But it would only come to the forefront in May 2021, when the pact collapsed less than a year later, following the explosive revelation that the small local partner had . . .

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