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Brazilian Government Eyes Invitation to JetBlue, Ryanair to Fly in the Country

Local media reported that the Brazilian government could approach JetBlue, Ryanair, and other low-cost airlines during the forum of leaders of the Latin American and Caribbean Association of Air Transport to convince them to fly in the domestic market in Brazil in an attempt to reduce airfare in the country. Low-cost, low-fare airlines already offer international flights to and from Brazil, but face several difficulties in operating within the domestic market, such as the high price of aviation fuel. Despite…

Turkish Airlines: An Airline to Watch at the Crossroads of…

Behind a great airline, there is usually a great airport, but great airports also need a great airline. It is not by coincidence that Turkey built an impressive new airport as the country clearly has an impressive national airline that will bring in traffic and revenue. Turkish Airlines is an…

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…

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…