Azul Cargo Express and Mercado Libre partner in Brazil

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Azul Cargo Express and Mercado Libre, Latin America’s largest e-commerce company, have signed a commercial agreement for Brazilian air shipments. As a result, Azul Cargo Express will become the only air shipping partner within Brazil for purchases made on Mercado Libre’s website.

John Rodgerson, Azul’s CEO said: “We are very excited to have Mercado Libre as our largest e-commerce partner. We fly to more than 100 domestic destinations, have 250 franchise stores nationwide, and are able to reach more than 3,500 municipalities within 24 hours. Moreover, we are the only airline in 72% of the routes we serve. Our breadth of reach and delivery speed is unique in the country.”

Leandro Bassoi, Vice-President of Mercado Envios, Mercado Libre’s Latin America shipping unit said: “To our customers, this partnership means faster deliveries through Mercado Libre’s and Azul’s extensive network, covering the entire country with almost 900 daily flights. With Azul, we expect to significantly increase both the number and speed of deliveries.”

Azul’s cargo business grew 44% during the first half of the year, benefiting from its network and fleet expansion. e-commerce was by far the fastest source of revenue growth, increasing 314% over last year. Mercado Libre currently represents 10% of Azul Cargo Express’ revenue.

Source: Azul Cargo Express