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Itapemirim's first aircraft, an Airbus A320 registered PS-SPJ. (Photo: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos)

Two Weeks Before Takeoff, Brazilian Start-Up ITA Cancels Several Flights

Two weeks before the start of its regularly scheduled operations, Brazil's newest airline — Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, or ITA — has cancelled dozens of flights, drastically reducing its initial schedule. Although the exact numbers of the reduction are still not clear, the start-up did not announce the changes openly. Reports initially surfaced on social media, followed by wider media coverage. Only then did the airline add its piece. Brazilian aviation news website Aeroin compiled a sample of 75 flights in a report.…