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One of Azul's two cargo Boeing 737-400s is loaded in Campinas before taking water to Macapá, Amapá. (Photo: Azul)

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 of supplies to the area for free. Although Amapá is now rationing energy throughout the day — which has provided at least some semblance of normality — cities are still…

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…

Negotiations Between LATAM Brasil, Flight Crews for Wage Reductions Advance

Less than three weeks after LATAM Brasil's flight crews allowed the National Union of Aeronauts (SNA) and the airline to resume negotiations for permanent wage reductions, a deal is starting to take shape. This week, LATAM Brasil, which has just recently recovered its second place in Brazil's domestic market share…

LATAM Brasil Flight Crews Allow Union to Negotiate Wage Reductions

The seemingly endless saga of LATAM Brasil's flight crew negotiations with the airline about permanent wage reductions has reached the end of yet another chapter this week. After voting in July against any wage reductions and further negotiations between the National Union of Aeronauts (SNA) and the airline regarding this…

LATAM Airlines Increasing Subsidiary Operations During September

LATAM Airlines Group reported on Wednesday that it has shown a gradual recovery of its operations in recent months. In April the carrier operated a 5.7% of its capacity, 6.7% in May, 6.4% in June, 9.2% in July, and in August it reached 13.9% of its capacity — measured in…

With Permanent Wage Reductions Rejected By Workforce, LATAM Brasil Starts…

As the economic effects and the public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic continue to harm international demand, LATAM Brasil, Brazil's second-largest airline before 2020, has announced it will start to lay off a part of its cabin workforce. According to G1, the number of employees fired will start from…

Continuously Delayed, Brazil’s Aid Package Now Expected In September

As Brazil's domestic COVID-19 pandemic turns five months old, the largely-awaited government relief package to airlines is still a big question mark for investors and industry executives alike. While conditions of the aid are still a topic of discussion between the government and airlines since the beginning of the demand…

LATAM Airlines Brazil Unit Joins Chapter 11 Bankruptcy File

As the New York Times published on Thursday, LATAM Airlines Group, announced it will be adding its unit in Brazil to the debt restructuring process. The company said the proposal still required approval from the U.S. Court. LATAM also announced it would add its unit in Brazil to the bankruptcy…

Azul and LATAM Brasil Team Up Through Domestic Codeshare Agreement

In a move that was unexpected by the market, Azul Linhas Aéreas and LATAM Airlines Brasil have announced a domestic codeshare agreement and a partnership between their frequent-flier programs, TudoAzul and LATAM Pass. The two are, respectively, the third and first airlines in Brazil by pre-COVID-19 domestic traffic, and plan…

New World, New Missions: LATAM Brasil’s Widebodies Remain Active During…

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil brought demand for air travel down by a previously unimaginable amount. If during the first two months of the year airlines were experiencing a very healthy demand scenario with solid financial numbers, the month of March was disastrous. And it was only…