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A LATAM Brasil A320 taxies in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul and LATAM Brasil Suffer Falling Out Over Potential Takeover

As this week went on, another controversy, perhaps the most surprising of the year so far, surrounded the news within Brazilian commercial aviation, as talks from Azul's management were unveiled where the airline would be interested in acquiring LATAM Airlines Brasil. On Monday, the news broke that LATAM Brasil would strongly grow as this year goes on and that, as a result, its codeshare agreement with Azul — signed in the midst of the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last…

With End of Ban, Airlines Restart Flights From Brazil to…

After almost three months with no flights between both countries, this week three airlines are restarting their flights between Brazil to Portugal. Last Friday the Portuguese Government, via its Ministry of Home Affairs, lifted the ban that forbid passenger operations to the South America's largest nation, as well as to…

Brazilian Airlines Transport Vaccines Throughout Brazil

As the COVID-19 immunization run proceeds in Brazil, local airlines have played a crucial role in distributing the doses to all 26 states throughout the nation in addition to the Federal District. São Paulo state is already vaccinating people over 68 years old, but several cities throughout the country have…

Brazilian Airlines Await Vaccine as Recovery Stalls

While the months that have followed the March and April 2020 demand depression have seen a steady recovery in air traffic in Brazil, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — which has been razing most states' health systems — has made passenger numbers collapse again, especially with several states…

In Push for Tax Incentives, Azul Launches Routes in Brazil’s…

As airlines in Brazil look to their continuously evolving 2021 schedules, Azul — the country's third-largest airline by domestic traffic figures — has announced new services connecting Porto Alegre, Brazil, the capital of southern state Rio Grande do Sul, to eight new destinations elsewhere in the district. Ticket sales are…

2020 Brazilian Airlines in Review Part I: After a Lost…

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…

GOL Files Complaint with Anti-Trust Authority Over Azul and LATAM…

Six months after the announcement of a codeshare agreement that surprised the Brazilian aviation market, involving the domestic networks of Azul Brazilian Airlines and LATAM Brasil, both airlines' largest competitor — GOL Airlines — finally decided to act against it. Last week, the company asked the country's Administrative Council for…

Partnering With AkzoNobel, Azul Unveils ‘South America’s Most Colorful Aircraft’

As COVID-19 figures keep rising in Brazil, creating doubts over the continued improvement of domestic air traffic in the country, this Thursday Azul presented at its Campinas maintenance facility its seventh and newest Embraer 195-E2. In a partnership with Dutch paint company AkzoNobel and its Brazilian subsidiary Tintas Coral, the…

Azul’s New Summer Strategy: Flying Cessna Caravans to Tourist Cities

As the Southern Hemisphere approaches the summer season, airlines in Brazil look forward to the first high season since COVID-19 hit the country in March. With that, local airlines are trying to prepare for it accordingly, as domestic demand for air travel has been consistently increasing since the depression in…

Brazilian Airlines Unite to Help Struggling State Amidst Blackout

Brazil's three major airlines united to help a state that plunged into crisis this week. More than a week into a blackout that left the entire state of Amapá without energy and lacking basic services, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines and LATAM Brasil assisted the Federation Unit by transporting tons…