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Itapemirim's first flight is received with a water salute in Brasília. (Photo: Inframérica | José Roberto)

Brazil’s ITA Starts Its Revenue Operations to Eight Cities

After months of wait and some commercial and operational mishaps along the way, this week Brazil finally started seeing its newest airline cross its skies: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos executed its first revenue operations with plenty of eyes turned to it. The first flight - IPM001 - connected the airline's first base in São Paulo/Guarulhos Airport to Brasília with dozens of guests on Tuesday the 29th. The airline's first aircraft, an Airbus A320 registered PS-SPJ, paying tribute to Grupo Itapemirim's owner,…

Days Before Takeoff, Brazilian Start-Up ITA Cancels Flights Due To…

Just a week after similar news came to light — and a week before it is slated to begin its revenue operations — Brazilian start up airline Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos has once again cancelled and reshuffled a number of flights, generating concern among affected passengers as to whether the airline…

Two Weeks Before Takeoff, Brazilian Start-Up ITA Cancels Several Flights

Two weeks before the start of its regularly scheduled operations, Brazil's newest airline — Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, or ITA — has cancelled dozens of flights, drastically reducing its initial schedule. Although the exact numbers of the reduction are still not clear, the start-up did not announce the changes openly. Reports…

Brazilian Airline Startup Itapemirim Launches First Routes

After months of preparation and a relatively quick certification process, from this week Brazil will officially add a new airline in its domestic market: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos. The company finally received the green light from the Board of Directors of the country's National Civil Aviation Agency to explore passenger services,…

Italy’s New Revamped Airline Prepares for September Launch

After years of financial trouble and being on the verge of bankruptcy dating back since May 2017, Italian national carrier Alitalia was put under emergency administration by the Italian government after the majority of its over 11,000 employees had voted against job and salary cuts as a rescue plan. The…

Alitalia To Sell Assets To New State-Owned Company

The process to rescue the fledgling Italian flag carrier Alitalia as a state-owned carrier realized a decisive step forward on Oct. 29 when the newly-formed company founded to take over all the activities from the “old Alitalia” was formally registered, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports. The new company is…