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LATAM Brasil Outlines Growth Plans

As Brazil is through its worst phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination campaign ramps up, airlines that operate domestically are starting to feel the effect of increased demand. This time, contrary to the shattered hopes and brief rebound of later 2020 (or, as it is called in Brazil, a "chicken flight"), companies start to gear up for good, hoping for a post-pandemic scenario. In this regard, LATAM Brasil, the second largest airline by domestic traffic in the country…

LATAM Resumes Flights from São Paulo to Paris, Bogotá

After another wave of flight restrictions to most countries regarding passengers arriving from Brazil, international flights from the South American country finally start to be rolled out again as the worst of the nation's second wave of Covid-19 has passed. Regarding this, LATAM Brasil has announced it is restarting flights…

Two Brazilian Cargo Airlines to Add New Aircraft Types

Although the economic and mobility effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt especially in Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world, the air cargo segment is one that leaves the illness stronger than before in the country. In this regard, two airlines that already operate freighter aircraft are…

Brazil’s ITA Starts Its Revenue Operations to Eight Cities

After months of wait and some commercial and operational mishaps along the way, this week Brazil finally started seeing its newest airline cross its skies: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos executed its first revenue operations with plenty of eyes turned to it. The first flight - IPM001 - connected the airline's first…

Days Before Takeoff, Brazilian Start-Up ITA Cancels Flights Due To…

Just a week after similar news came to light — and a week before it is slated to begin its revenue operations — Brazilian start up airline Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos has once again cancelled and reshuffled a number of flights, generating concern among affected passengers as to whether the airline…

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…

GOL Makes the First Move For Brazil’s Market Consolidation

Last week's news in Brazil's aviation market fell as a surprise: GOL, the country's largest domestic airline pre-COVID, is buying regional carrier MAP Linhas Aéreas, based in Manaus, for BRL28 million (approximately $5.5 million in current values). MAP was founded in 2011, and it operated a fleet of ATR 42…

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…

Brazilian Airline Startup Itapemirim Launches First Routes

After months of preparation and a relatively quick certification process, from this week Brazil will officially add a new airline in its domestic market: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos. The company finally received the green light from the Board of Directors of the country's National Civil Aviation Agency to explore passenger services,…

LATAM Brasil Outsources Ground Agents At Most Airports As Restructuring…

As LATAM Airlines Group reshuffles its operations and cleans up its financial situation as a part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, the group's branches continue their streamlining and cost-cutting measures. The latest agreement — and one of the most relevant with respect to labour relations so far — was…