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Brazilian Carrier GOL Signs Letter of Intent for 250 eVTOL Aircraft

Low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., one of Brazil’s leading carriers based in Rio de Janeiro, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for purchase and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).  Avolon is the world's third-largest leasing business specializing in providing aircraft leases and lease management services to airlines and their investors. The company is based in Dublin, Ireland with offices worldwide including in the United States, Dubai, Hong…

Azul, Emirates Announce Codeshare Partnership

As airlines in Brazil prepare for a post-Covid-19 environment in long-haul international travel, Azul Brazilian Airlines, the country's third-largest airline by domestic passenger traffic pre-pandemic and the second largest in July, has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier. With sales started on Aug. 18…

Aeroméxico Launches Routes to Europe, South America

Mexican flag carrier Aeroméxico continues to gain ground in long-range flights from different hubs in Mexico amid signs of recovery as it looks to capitalize by inaugurating new international routes. In a press release, Aeroméxico announced its new route between the Monterrey, Mexico and Madrid, which will begin on Dec.…

Itapemirim Delays Wage Payments a Month Into Operations

A month after starting its operations, Brazil's newest airline startup, Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, has delayed wage payments to its employees, according to a report by O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, based on internal sources. The periodical says that wage payments have been delayed "by two to five days," while other…

Itapemirim Increases Network, Starts Operations in Five Cities

Surfing on Brazil's continued roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine and in the consequent returning confidence for air travel, Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, also known by its shortened name/acronym ITA, the country's newest airline startup, has started operations to five new cities. The company's new destinations are four state capitals in…

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,…

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…