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TAP Air Portugal Plans to Fly from Lisbon to Buenos Aires

Portugal's flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal announced that it will open a route between the European country and Argentina in 2019. The announcement was made at an event being held at Portugal's Embassy in Buenos Aires. TAP representatives made the announcement in the company of Portugal's Tourism Vice Minister Ana Mendes Godinho, who is in Buenos Aires to assist to the Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council currently being held in the city. Miguel Frasquilho, President of TAP Administration…

Widerøe Takes Delivery of First Embraer E190-E2

In a ceremony held on Wednesday at Embraer's facility in São José dos Campos in Brazil, Norwegian airline Widerøe accepted the first produced Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, the newest family that the Brazilian aircraft builder is developing. The aircraft type is part of a reimagined version of its current E-Jet fleet,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aerovias Brasil

In August 1942, Brazilian carrier Aerovias Brasil was formed as a product of TACA Airlines', now Avianca El Salvador, mission to form one national airline per Latin American country. During the first years of its existence, the airline operated domestic passenger flights within Brazil, as well as non-regular cargo operations,…

American Airlines Adds New Routes to Argentina, Reduces Brazil Flights

American Airlines announced on March 27 that beginning Dec. 19, 2018 it will commence operating the Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport to Los Angeles (LAX) route, in a three-services per week schedule. The aircraft of choice for the route is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with 30 fully lie-flat seats in Business…

Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile…

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo,…

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets,…

The Brazilian View on Boeing: Embraer Talks

There is a close relationship between Boeing and Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, globally known as Embraer. However, recently disclosed talks show that the two companies are looking to extend and deepen that bond in some specific product lines. On Dec. 21, a brief press release confirmed that Boeing and Embraer…

Brazil Moves Forward with U.S. Open Skies Approval, but Not…

The Open Skies Agreement between the United States and Brazil has moved closer to reality due to recent approval from the Congress of Brazil’s lower house. While this agreement still requires ratification from the Brazilian Senate, the approval from the lower house carves a slightly clearer path for a joint…

Qatar Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with oneworld Partner, LATAM Airlines

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it has entered in to a codeshare agreement with LATAM. This move has come as Qatar Airways plans to expand its South American route network and connectivity for its passengers. Qatar began operations to Brazil back in 2010 when it introduced flights from Doha,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Transbrasil

The Brazilian airline known initially as Sadia was founded in 1955 as the sister company to S/A Indústria e Comércio Concórdia. On March 16, 1956, their first aircraft, a DC-3, took to the skies under the name Sadia S/A - Transportes Aereos. It was founded by local entrepreneur Omar Fontana, who remained the…