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An Azul A320neo taxies in Manaus. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul Still Not Sure About Bailout, Says CEO

While an eventual date for an airline bailout package in Brazil approaches, at least one airline is still reviewing whether such a package would be worthwhile or not. This is what John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul, told Reuters this Friday. The airline was the third-largest by domestic traffic in Brazil before the coronavirus crisis hit the country. The executive told the news agency that, "our Board of Directors will meet next week to decide if the company will adhere [to the…

Interview: Written-Off Fokker 100 to Become Pan Am-Themed Restaurant

On March 28, 2014, a Fokker 100 operated by Avianca Brasil executed an emergency landing in Brasilia, Brazil, after a hydraulic failure kept the nose landing gear from dropping. Following appropriate procedures by the crew, PR-OAF managed to land with its nose on the runway. All 44 passengers and five…

Brazil’s Public Bank To Do More In Airline Bailout

After five months of negotiations between stakeholders and airlines, the details and peculiarities of the federal government's aid to Brazilian airlines are finally in their final negotiation stages. According to the now-expected conditions, the government's part in the package will increase from 2.4 billion reais ($440 million) to 3.6 billion…

Azul Set to Officially Launch Azul Conecta

As the rebuilding of Brazilian commercial aviation continues, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Brazil's third-largest airline before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, will rebrand its latest acquisition to bring it closer to its own brand. TwoFlex Táxi Aéreo, which had its takeover approved by anti-trust authorities in March and concluded in…

With Permanent Wage Reductions Rejected By Workforce, LATAM Brasil Starts…

As the economic effects and the public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic continue to harm international demand, LATAM Brasil, Brazil's second-largest airline before 2020, has announced it will start to lay off a part of its cabin workforce. According to G1, the number of employees fired will start from…

After 29 Years, South America’s Most Important Air Route Goes…

Over its 70 years of history, the route that connects Congonhas-São Paulo Airport to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport has become the most important single air route not only in Brazil, but in Latin America. Linking the two largest metropolises in the country the 'Ponte Aérea' — which translates to "Air…

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier…

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part one was published July 20, and part two was published July 21. 2009-2011: With Massive Growth, Webjet Has Its Golden Era In January 2009, Webjet appointed Wagner Ferreira as its CEO, replacing Paulo Enrique Coco. Ferreira…

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier…

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part one was published July 20, and part three will be published on July 22. 2006-2007: Humble Investments, Small Growth Webjet remained grounded, with no perspectives for the future, but not for too long. On January 18,…

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier…

Editor's Note: This is the first article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part two will be published July 21, and part three will follow on July 22. The first decade of the new century brought to Brazil stable economic growth that, for years, was unseen. With millions of people…

Continuously Delayed, Brazil’s Aid Package Now Expected In September

As Brazil's domestic COVID-19 pandemic turns five months old, the largely-awaited government relief package to airlines is still a big question mark for investors and industry executives alike. While conditions of the aid are still a topic of discussion between the government and airlines since the beginning of the demand…