SÃO PAULO, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul S.A., "Azul" (B3:AZUL4, NYSE:AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of flights and cities served, announces today its results for the first quarter of 2019 ("1Q19"). The following financial information, unless stated otherwise, is presented in Brazilian reais and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), including the recently adopted IFRS 16 standard.
- Operating income was R$335.6 million in 1Q19, representing a margin of 13.2%, even with the 16.3% devaluation of the Brazilian real and the end of the 20% payroll tax relief program.
- Net income totaled R$137.7 million compared to a net income of R$172.3 million in 1Q18.
- RASK increased 1.8% in 1Q19 on a stage-length adjusted basis, while at the same time capacity increased 16.0%.
- CASK increased 4.6% mostly due to the 16.3% depreciation of the Brazilian real and the end of the 20% payroll tax relief in 1Q19. CASK decreased 2.4% controlling for fuel, currency and the payroll tax.
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Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of flights and cities served, offers 820 daily flights to 113 destinations. With an operating fleet of 125 aircraft and more than 11,000 crewmembers, the Company has a network of 223 non-stop routes as of March 31, 2019. In 2019, Azul was awarded best airline in Latin America by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice and in 2018, the Company was elected best airline by Kayak's Flight Hacker Guide, and also best regional carrier in South America for the eighth consecutive time by Skytrax. Azul also ranked as most on-time airline in Brazil in 2018 according to FlightStats. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.