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A TwoFlex C208B in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil. (Photo: Alex Pelicer)

Azul Signs Agreement to Acquire Major Commuter Airline in Brazil

Azul, Brazil's third-largest airline, announced this Tuesday it reached an agreement with Two Táxi Aéreo, by which it acquires the latter in a transaction worth BRL123 million — equivalent to 29.761 million dollars in current values. The partnership is pending a further sale contract and regulatory approvals. Two Táxi Aéreo, branded as TwoFlex, is one of the largest commuter operators in the country, with operations throughout all regions of Brazil. Although the company started up and grew by transporting cargo,…

2019 Brazilian Airlines in Review: What Will 2020 Bring?

2019 was a hectic year for the Brazilian aviation industry, with plenty of ups and downs. Even though the economy is doing good, with the country steadily recovering from the largest recession in its history, Brazilian airlines have faced several challenges this year. Each company faced its very own arduous…

Azul Starts Year-Round Service Between its Belo Horizonte Hub and…

Azul, Brazil's third-largest airline, started this week a year-round service connecting its hub in Belo Horizonte/Confins Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as announced in August. The flights are set to operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This service is Azul's second route between Confins and the…

Trip Report: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-200LR from São…

Qatar Airways and its main hub Hamad International Airport recently announced an expansion to the airport that would increase its capacity in time for the 2022 World Cup and make it a destination without itself. En route to Doha, AirlineGeeks was invited by Qatar Airways to fly in its newest…

Avianca Announces Codesharing with Gol

Colombian carrier Avianca has announced that it has reached a codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier Gol. The agreement between the two carriers comes a few weeks after Avianca announced another codeshare agreement with another Brazilian carrier, Azul. It is worth noting that the two new codeshare arrangements with Brazilian carriers…

Brazilian Government Eyes Invitation to JetBlue, Ryanair to Fly in…

Local media reported that the Brazilian government could approach JetBlue, Ryanair, and other low-cost airlines during the forum of leaders of the Latin American and Caribbean Association of Air Transport to convince them to fly in the domestic market in Brazil in an attempt to reduce airfare in the country.…

Chile’s JetSmart to Launch Flights to Brazil in December

Chilean JetSmart announced earlier this week the details of its operation in Brazil, with nonstop flights between Santiago, Chile, and the cities of Sao Paulo, Salvador and Foz do Iguaçu. The operation between Santiago and Salvador begins on Dec. 27 of this year, with three weekly flights during the high…

Embraer Delivers First E195-E2 to Azul

Embraer delivered on Thursday its first E195-E2 next-generation aircraft on Thursday to launch customer Azul Brazilian Airlines and its lessor, AerCap. The delivery ceremony took place at Embraer's main factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil, northeast of Sao Paulo. The E195-E2 is the next-generation equivalent of the E195, predominantly…

Azul Starts ‘Ponte Aérea’ Shuttle Between Rio and São Paulo

Last Thursday, Azul started services on the "Ponte Aérea" shuttle connecting São Paulo (Congonhas) to Rio (Santos Dumont), the most premium route in Latin America, with 16 daily flights each way. The new operations saw a big celebration at both airports. The event counted with the presence of Azul's executives…

LATAM Debuts New 777 Cabin, Pledges $500 Million Investment in…

LATAM Airlines on Tuesday announced several investments it will be making to improve passenger experience at an event in São Paulo. Estimated to cost over $500 million, the main enhancements come in product and service improvements across its fleet, including new seats and meal options. Enrique Cueto, LATAM Group CEO,…