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

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 May, will now be officially called "Azul Conecta." According to Mercado e Eventos, a travel industry news outlet from Brazil, the new brand will be made official and christened next…

Air Canada Suspends 30 Regional Routes, Closes Eight Stations

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging around the world and travel demand consequently depressed, airlines are being faced with adapting their networks to make business sustainable in the medium term. Over the past few days Air Canada had to make the difficult decision to suspend indefinitely 30 domestic routes in…

Opinion: An Overlooked Reason Why Airlines Fail

Managing an airline is like playing drums, it looks easy and many people can make some noise but when the music gets complicated, you see who really knows how to play and who can only make noise. A famous quote says, “What we learn with history is that men do…

Aerolineas Argentinas Seeks International Assistance for its Fleet Renewal

In a new step taken towards a review of the entire operation, Aerolineas Argentinas is looking for an external consulting firm to provide assistance with an overhaul of the revenue management strategy and route network design. Being a state-owned company, the formal process for the acceptance of a foreign consultant…

Counter-Opinion: Why We Should Blame Airlines for Shrinking Seats

Last month, my colleague wrote an opinion piece about why we shouldn’t blame airlines for the increasingly reduced seat sizes on planes. While he made some very good points, I have to disagree and take the side against the airlines for why we’re seeing legroom and seat pitch decrease seemingly…

A World Anew: Investors Plan to Launch an Ultra Low-Cost…

Formerly defunct World Airways is potentially being given a second chance at life, for now. On Wednesday,  777 Partners announced that they had acquired the intellectual property for World Airways and planned to restart the carrier. However, instead of picking up where the airline left off, the business strategy for…