RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Azul Airlines, one of Brazil's leading carriers, is restarting its operations in Rio de Janeiro, and is expanding them to include regional airfields within the state. The popular tourism destination cities of Búzios (in the eastern Lake Region,) and Angra dos Reis and Paraty (both in the southern Green Coast), will have flights to the airports of Confins (Belo Horizonte), Santos Dumont (downtown Rio), and Congonhas (downtown São Paulo), in an initiative called "Verão Azul Conecta" (Azul Summer Connection).
Combined, operations at the three airports in Rio de Janeiro will result in . . .