Amazon International is negotiating a commercial agreement with Brazil's Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Campinas Viracopos) covering transportation of e-commerce goods in the country, Reuters has reported.

The American e-commerce giant is reportedly also looking at options to build an own warehouse near São Paulo and enter into direct agreements with Brazilian vendors in a move to establish its presence in the market. Currently, Amazon only ships products to Brazil from the United States.

The Brazilian airline is rapidly growing its cargo business. Although traditionally it has focused on bellyhold freight operations, it has recently entered into a joint-venture with the Brazilian postal service, Correios. To facilitate the operations of the new subsidiary, Azul Cargo Express, the airline will induct two maiden full-freighter aircraft in the second half of the year in the form of B737-400(F)s. The first of these, ex-Miami Air International msn 28198, is currently undergoing pre-delivery maintenance checks at Miami Int'l.

The partnership with Amazon, if signed, could see Azul adding further full-freighter capacity.

The carrier's passenger business operates 120 active aircraft, including fourteen A320neos, seven A330-200s, thirty-three ATR72-600s, nine EMB-190s, and fifty-seven EMB-195s, with a further nine Avions de Transport Régional turboprops stored.