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A LATAM Brasil A320 taxies in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul and LATAM Brasil Suffer Falling Out Over Potential Takeover

As this week went on, another controversy, perhaps the most surprising of the year so far, surrounded the news within Brazilian commercial aviation, as talks from Azul's management were unveiled where the airline would be interested in acquiring LATAM Airlines Brasil. On Monday, the news broke that LATAM Brasil would strongly grow as this year goes on and that, as a result, its codeshare agreement with Azul — signed in the midst of the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last…

LATAM Brasil Outsources Ground Agents At Most Airports As Restructuring…

As LATAM Airlines Group reshuffles its operations and cleans up its financial situation as a part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, the group's branches continue their streamlining and cost-cutting measures. The latest agreement — and one of the most relevant with respect to labour relations so far — was…

LATAM Brasil Restores More International Flying, Announces Cancún Flights

As the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Brazil continues and the worst phase of the pandemic recedes throughout the country, airlines are closely monitoring any demand patterns that they can capture in the weeks and months ahead. And this is not limited to domestic flying. LATAM Brasil, the country's second-largest domestic…

With End of Ban, Airlines Restart Flights From Brazil to…

After almost three months with no flights between both countries, this week three airlines are restarting their flights between Brazil to Portugal. Last Friday the Portuguese Government, via its Ministry of Home Affairs, lifted the ban that forbid passenger operations to the South America's largest nation, as well as to…

LATAM Brasil to Use Chilean 787s on Long-Haul Services

After LATAM Brasil's surprise announcement early this week that it would retire its entire Airbus A350-900 fleet, doubt was cast on the future of the airline's long-haul fleet with the downsizing caused by slashing 11 aircraft from the airline's portfolio. Today, any potential problems have likely been solved. Brazilian aviation…

LATAM Brasil to Phase Out A350-900 Fleet by Next Week

Still responding to the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international air travel, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Brazil's second-largest domestic carrier and the largest by international metrics, is retiring its entire A350-900 fleet by the next week. Brazil's was LATAM's only branch operating the A350, meaning the aircraft…

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…

LATAM Announces New Sanitary Measures for Brazil, Chile and Peru

LATAM Airlines announced the entry of new restrictions that South American governments have established for travelers. The measures stated apply to travelers in Brazil, Chile and Peru. These restrictions are for international flights, but there are also requirements for domestic flights. New Measures Stated by Chilean Government According to the…

LATAM Announces Operational Projection for March 2021

LATAM's operational passenger projection for Mar. 2021 is estimated to reach up to 35% (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month in 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. In a press release, the group has planned 675 daily domestic and international flights, connecting 115 destinations in…

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…