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I-EGOA, EGO Airways' first Embraer 190. (Photo: EGO Airways)

Italy’s Newest Airline Starts Sales, First Flight To Take Place in March

Already with eyes on a rolling demand recovery this year, this week Italy's newest airline — EGO Airways — launched its initial network. From March 25, Milan-headquartered EGO Airways will serve six domestic destinations, adding three more from June 4. Tickets are already for sale on the airline's website. In the first moment, cities served in Italy will be Bari, Catania, Firenze, Forlì, Lamezia Terme and Parma. From June, Bergamo, Cagliari and Rome will join the network. [caption id="attachment_48161" align="aligncenter"…

LATAM Brasil, Qatar Airways Further Expand Codeshare

As international demand keeps flat during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, airlines are trying to increase their reach to find any demand possible. As such, this Monday, Qatar Airways, Qatar's state-owned flag carrier, announced in a press release it is further increasing its codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brasil, Brazil's second-largest…

2020 Brazilian Airlines in Review Part I: After a Lost…

This is part I of a two-part story about 2020 for the major airlines in Brazil in alphabetic order: Azul, GOL and LATAM Brasil. Part I gives a brief introduction about the arrival of the COVID-19 crisis within the industry in the country, the macroeconomic challenges for the country going…

GOL Files Complaint with Anti-Trust Authority Over Azul and LATAM…

Six months after the announcement of a codeshare agreement that surprised the Brazilian aviation market, involving the domestic networks of Azul Brazilian Airlines and LATAM Brasil, both airlines' largest competitor — GOL Airlines — finally decided to act against it. Last week, the company asked the country's Administrative Council for…

Eastern Airlines Launching Flights From Three U.S. Cities to Belo…

The third incarnation of Eastern Airlines — what was recently known as Dynamic Airways — is continuing to grow its presence in the U.S.-Latin America market. This week, the airline added to its reservation system regular flights connecting Boston, Miami and New York to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the center of…

Partnering With AkzoNobel, Azul Unveils ‘South America’s Most Colorful Aircraft’

As COVID-19 figures keep rising in Brazil, creating doubts over the continued improvement of domestic air traffic in the country, this Thursday Azul presented at its Campinas maintenance facility its seventh and newest Embraer 195-E2. In a partnership with Dutch paint company AkzoNobel and its Brazilian subsidiary Tintas Coral, the…

Government Still Aims to Privatize TAAG Angola Airlines in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on air transport did not change the Angolan government's goals for TAAG Angola Airlines. The national airline is still expected to conclude its privatization process in 2022, as was announced this week to journalists by Angolan Transport Minister Ricardo d'Abreu in an event to…

Finding Pandemic Success In the Middle of the Amazon —…

This is Part II of a series discussing Brazilian aviation in the more remote regions of the country and how it has fared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Part I here. The existence of demand itself does not mean, of course, that every citizen of Eirunepé has the ability to…

Azul’s New Summer Strategy: Flying Cessna Caravans to Tourist Cities

As the Southern Hemisphere approaches the summer season, airlines in Brazil look forward to the first high season since COVID-19 hit the country in March. With that, local airlines are trying to prepare for it accordingly, as domestic demand for air travel has been consistently increasing since the depression in…

Brazilian Airlines Unite to Help Struggling State Amidst Blackout

Brazil's three major airlines united to help a state that plunged into crisis this week. More than a week into a blackout that left the entire state of Amapá without energy and lacking basic services, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines and LATAM Brasil assisted the Federation Unit by transporting tons…