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An Azul Embraer 195 takes-off from Campinas/Viracopos Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Brazil’s Public Bank To Do More In Airline Bailout

After five months of negotiations between stakeholders and airlines, the details and peculiarities of the federal government's aid to Brazilian airlines are finally in their final negotiation stages. According to the now-expected conditions, the government's part in the package will increase from 2.4 billion reais ($440 million) to 3.6 billion reais as of Aug. 16. This was officially confirmed by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in its last quarterly results conference webcast. BNDES is owned by…

With Permanent Wage Reductions Rejected By Workforce, LATAM Brasil Starts…

As the economic effects and the public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic continue to harm international demand, LATAM Brasil, Brazil's second-largest airline before 2020, has announced it will start to lay off a part of its cabin workforce. According to G1, the number of employees fired will start from…

Azul, GOL and LATAM Brasil Negotiate Workforce Adjustments with Unions

After the initial shock caused by the arrival of COVID-19 in Brazil and the economic and social changes that were accordingly enacted, local airlines have started to take action against the longer-term effects of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. As this includes the grounding of aircraft, capacity adjustments…

Despite COVID-19, Airline Capacity in Brazil Starts Rebounding

In the same week Brazil became the country with the second most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines and LATAM, the country's three major airlines, have started to roll out their networks for June. Somewhat counterintuitively, the three reported a capacity increase compared to…

Bailout for Brazilian Airlines Likely to Be Confirmed Next Week

After several weeks of discussions between companies, agents of the federal government and private banks, an agreement surrounding a bailout for airlines in Brazil is set to be closed by the end of next week, according to Brazil Journal, a local economic news website. The COVID-19 crisis fell severely over…

Azul To Resume Service at Two Cities With Codeshared Cessna…

Brazil's third-largest airline, Azul Brazilian Airlines, surprised the market in January when it announced an agreement by which it acquired Two Táxi Aéreo, a commuter airline with operations throughout Brazil. Branded TwoFlex, the company currently has a fleet of two Cessna C208 Caravan and 14 C208B Grand Caravan. After the…

Underserving Cargo Demand, Brazilian Airlines Resume Service to Some Cities

The lack of passenger demand brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has created an existential threat to airlines in Brazil. Despite a delayed initial outbreak compared to some countries, the onset of the coronavirus in the country eventually led to a drop in bookings and revenue similar to that seen abroad.…

How Airlines in Brazil Are Responding to the COVID-19

Like most large aviation markets around the world, Brazil was living within optimistic times at the start of 2020. Demand, as well as unit revenue. was growing at a healthy pace. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the rise of confirmed cases in the country, heavily affected…

Azul Bumps E195-E2 Order to 75, Announces Flights to New…

This week has been hectic for Azul in Brazil. Days after announcing it reached an agreement to acquire regional carrier TwoFlex, its CEO, John Rodgerson, announced the airline increased its Embraer E195-E2 order from 51 to 75 aircraft. The news was announced by Azul's CEO, John Rodgerson, upon a meeting…

Azul Eyes Big Opportunity in Brazil with Arrival of Next-Generation…

Azul Brazilian Airlines continued its fleet renewal last week when it received its first Airbus A321neo, the first of an order of 13. The aircraft, with a capacity for 214 passengers in a single-class configuration, is Azul's largest narrowbody and second A320neo family aircraft. More than just being the delivery…