Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras Founder David Neeleman

Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras Founder David Neeleman

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Neeleman, 54, founded Azul, whose name means “blue” in Portuguese, in 2008, a year after he was ousted by JetBlue Airway’s Corp. board following a service meltdown after an ice storm.