A GOL 737 MAX 8 performs a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

First Quarter Results Show Positive Demand Recovery for Brazil’s Major Carriers

The commercial aviation market in Brazil has had an intense first quarter this year. As the new government takes office, the markets are waiting anxiously for the promised economic reforms, reflecting in more investments and thus, accelerating demand. Most important, though, is the collapse of Avianca Brasil, which was the fourth biggest domestic carrier until its downfall. The airline mostly served markets which already had competition, positively affecting the demand for the competitors, which can now raise ticket prices as…