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Airline showcases its “Most Magical Fleet on Earth” for World Friendship Day

Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas owns some of the most magical airplanes on earth, and just recently, on World Friendship Day, the airline shared its excitement over its Disney-themed planes and news about the next Disney-inspired livery to grace a plane in its airborne fleet.

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To celebrate World Friendship Day, Azul Airlines reunited its “World’s Most Magical Fleet” at an airport in Campinas, a city in Sao Paulo State in Brazil. The magical fleet is comprised of three different aircraft, each one with a unique, Disney-inspired livery: one with Mickey Mouse, one with Minnie Mouse, and one with Donald Duck.

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The partnership between Disney and Azul Airlines began in 2021. So far, the airline has received three magical jets. In September 2021, Azul received an Airbus A320neo featuring none other than Mickey Mouse. Then in December 2021, the airline received an Airbus A321neo featuring Minnie Mouse. So far this year, Azul has become the proud owner of another Airbus A320neo with a Donald Duck theme.

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On Friendship Day, Azul Airlines showcased its “Most Magical Fleet” by parking each aircraft beside its Disney counterparts for the first time at Azul’s main operations center Campinas International Airport in Sao Paulo State, Brazil.

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According to Azul Airlines, each of the brand-new Disney-themed Airbus planes in its fleet operate on domestic routes to almost 50 different airports in Brazil and thus brings “the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort parks to the entire country.”

The Disney character theming isn’t exclusive to the exterior of the Airbus jets’ fuselages. Rather, the theming is carried throughout the passenger cabin as well.

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Azul Airlines and Disney negotiated to bring to magical life four different airplanes that feature a Disney character. So far, Azul has taken delivery of three of them, meaning there’s still one magical surprise on the way, and the featured character is still a secret.

“With the three aircraft in operation, the company’s attention turns to the fourth and final aircraft in the series, which will be announced soon,” the statement from Azul Airlines continues.

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According to Simple Flying, the Brazilian airline welcomed the three Disney-themed planes to its fleet of more than 160 aircraft: 50 Airbus A320 aircraft, 12 Airbus A330s, 36 ATR 72-600s, 59 Embraer units, and multiple Cessna aircraft.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!