Azul—the airline born of the merger between Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and Trip Linhas Aéreas—is the third-largest airline in Brazil. The company has 124 airplanes, more than 9,000 employees, 837 daily flights to 102 destinations, and it operates 30.3% of the country’s commercial flights.
The company has received several national and international awards for the quality of its service. Azul was elected the "Most Punctual Airline in South America" in 2013 by FlighStats, one of the most popular travel information sources. In the same year, the company was honored by Skytrax World Airline Awards—an independent airline passenger satisfaction survey among travelers from over 160 countries—as a three-time champion in the "Best Low-Cost Airline in South America" category. It was also named "Best Low-Cost Airline in the World" by the Centre for Aviation—a worldwide aviation organization. In 2012, Viagem e Turismo magazine voted Azul the “Best Airline in Brazil” for the second year in a row.
“Oracle E-Business Suite’s flexibility was essential to the successful rollout to the Trip group. It also integrated easily with our airline-specific applications to facilitate reporting and the flow of important operational and safety data,” said Fernando Michima Hatanaka, systems manager, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A.
“We had a tight timeline for rolling out Oracle E-Business Suite to the Trip group, and the project involved critical information, such as accounts payable, open orders, and customer records. We completed the project in just four months,” Hatanaka said.
“The NineCon team demonstrated great skill on the Oracle E-Business Suite technology. We had a very aggressive timeline to meet and the work in tandem with our Oracle partner enabled us to increase speed and efficiency in all our business processes,” Hatanaka said.