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Vaccines are unloaded from an Azul ATR 72-600 in Porto Alegre. (Photo: Azul Brazilian Airlines)

Brazilian Airlines Transport Vaccines Throughout Brazil

As the COVID-19 immunization run proceeds in Brazil, local airlines have played a crucial role in distributing the doses to all 26 states throughout the nation in addition to the Federal District. São Paulo state is already vaccinating people over 68 years old, but several cities throughout the country have announced lower ages will be vaccinated in the coming days. As of today, according to a consortium of major media vehicles, 19.474 million people — 9.2% of the population —…

GOL Presents 2020 Fourth Quarter Results, Predicts Recovery

As the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil reached the end of its first year, this time with the country in a much more complicated situation, GOL Airlines — the country's largest airline by domestic traffic — published its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020. The airline…

Brazilian Airlines Await Vaccine as Recovery Stalls

While the months that have followed the March and April 2020 demand depression have seen a steady recovery in air traffic in Brazil, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — which has been razing most states' health systems — has made passenger numbers collapse again, especially with several states…

2020 Brazilian Airlines in Review Part I: After a Lost…

This is part I of a two-part story about 2020 for the major airlines in Brazil in alphabetic order: Azul, GOL and LATAM Brasil. Part I gives a brief introduction about the arrival of the COVID-19 crisis within the industry in the country, the macroeconomic challenges for the country going…

GOL Files Complaint with Anti-Trust Authority Over Azul and LATAM…

Six months after the announcement of a codeshare agreement that surprised the Brazilian aviation market, involving the domestic networks of Azul Brazilian Airlines and LATAM Brasil, both airlines' largest competitor — GOL Airlines — finally decided to act against it. Last week, the company asked the country's Administrative Council for…

Brazil’s GOL Slated To Be First Airline With Commercial 737…

Brazil’s GOL Airlines will become the first carrier in the world to resume regular commercial flights with the now-infamous Boeing 737 MAX. The carrier has nearly 30 737 MAX flights scheduled in December. Per a statement from the airline, GOL’s first MAX flight will be on Dec. 9. First flights…

Brazilian Airlines Unite to Help Struggling State Amidst Blackout

Brazil's three major airlines united to help a state that plunged into crisis this week. More than a week into a blackout that left the entire state of Amapá without energy and lacking basic services, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines and LATAM Brasil assisted the Federation Unit by transporting tons…

Brazilian Airlines Expect Higher Demand For November Holidays

As Europe plunges into a second wave of COVID-19, putting even more pressure in the local aviation industry, Brazil — at least in that aspect — seems to be in a better situation. The sector expects to register a relatively positive month of November, with a boost provided by two…

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 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…