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Chile’s JetSmart to Launch Flights to Brazil in December

Chilean JetSmart announced earlier this week the details of its operation in Brazil, with nonstop flights between Santiago, Chile, and the cities of Sao Paulo, Salvador and Foz do Iguaçu. The operation between Santiago and Salvador begins on Dec. 27 of this year, with three weekly flights during the high season. Flights from the Chilean capital to Foz and Sao Paulo begin on Jan. 5 and March 20, 2020, with two weekly flights to each destination. The airline announced promotional…

The Power of an Airport: The Copa Airlines Case

Panama is a small country in Central America with a population of around 4 million people and an area smaller than South Carolina. Despite its geography, however, Panama is a notable hub for aviation.  The country not only has the busiest airport in Central America with more than 16 million…

Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority Redistribute Slots at São Paulo Airport

The National Civil Aviation Agency in Brazil (ANAC) concluded on Wednesday the redistribution of the 41 pairs of slots (spaces for takeoffs and landings) that were used by Avianca Brasil in Congonhas, São Paulo’s downtown airport, one of the busiest and more lucrative airports in the country. Azul, which holds…

Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority Redistribute Slots at São Paulo Airport

The National Civil Aviation Agency in Brazil (ANAC) concluded on Wednesday the redistribution of the 41 pairs of slots (spaces for takeoffs and landings) that were used by Avianca Brasil in Congonhas, São Paulo’s downtown airport, one of the busiest and more lucrative airports in the country. Azul, which holds…

Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority Redistribute Slots at São Paulo Airport

The National Civil Aviation Agency in Brazil (ANAC) concluded on Wednesday the redistribution of the 41 pairs of slots (spaces for takeoffs and landings) that were used by Avianca Brasil in Congonhas, São Paulo’s downtown airport, one of the busiest and more lucrative airports in the country. Azul, which holds…

The Importance of Airline Alliances

An aviation article many years ago suggested that you do not make money running an airline; you make money selling things to airlines. This statement was very true at the time. Many stakeholders like airports, aircraft manufacturers, and global distribution systems made money while airlines were struggling. A fundamental change…

Avianca Brasil Assets Auctioned to GOL and LATAM

Avianca Brasil's asset auction took place generating more than US$147 million this week. Azul, GOL and LATAM were eligible to take part in the dispute but only GOL and LATAM came to bid. Azul said it would not participate "for not believing in the legitimacy of the process." As part…

GOL Chief Executive Rebukes Criticism by Azul in Slot Spat

In the latest episode of a continuous conflict among airlines in Brazil, the chief executive officer of Gol Transportes Aéreos, Paulo Kakinoff, rebuked comments by Azul Brazilian Airlines' CEO saying that Gol wants to keep Azul from competing on routes between Congonhas Airport in downtown Sao Paulo, and Santos Dumond…

Azul Airlines Begins Flying to Second Destination in Portugal

Azul Brazilian Airlines started flying to Porto, Portugal on Monday, June 3. This is the second destination for the airline in Portugal, which already operates flights between Brazil and Lisbon. Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and experienced significant tourism increase in the last few years. The flight between…

Air Europa Seeks Entry into Brazil’s Domestic Market

Air Europa applied last Friday to operate domestic flights within Brazil. The move is a direct result of new laws in Brazil allowing foreign airlines 100 percent ownership of Brazilian airlines, whereas foreign ownership was previously limited to 25 percent. Brazil's congress approved last Wednesday the new law, which included…