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An overview of the terminal of Porto Alegre Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

2020 Brazilian Airlines in Review Part I: After a Lost Year, What Can 2021 Bring?

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 forward and the year review for Azul. Click here to read the 2019 recap. Looking back to AirlineGeeks' 2019 recap of Brazilian aviation and its predictions for this year, one…

AirlineGeeks Year In Review: 2020

In an industry notoriously difficult in normal circumstances, aviation faced extraordinary challenges in 2020. As COVID-19 spread, the travel industry was among the hardest-hit industries as governments closed borders and businesses went virtual. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at AirlineGeeks’ most…

Viva Air Peru Closes 2020 With 81% Growth

Viva Air Peru managed to maintain its market share at 11% and increase its punctuality rates by 87%. The carrier closed the year with operations on seven national and two international routes. Viva Air Peru closes the year with a load factor of 81% since the reactivation of its operations,…

Proposed Vietnamese Airline Scrapped Months Before Launch

Vinpearl Air, a proposed Vietnamese airline set to launch in summer 2020, is being scrapped. Its would-be owner, Vingroup JSC, plans instead to focus on technology and manufacturing businesses, including developing electric vehicles (EVs). Plans for Vinpearl Air were announced last year. In Aug. 2019, Vingroup said the carrier had…