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Itapemirim's executives celebrated the airline's first aircraft on full colors in DIGEX's hangar in São José dos Campos, Brazil. (Photo: Itapemirim)

Days Before Takeoff, Brazilian Start-Up ITA Cancels Flights Due To Lack of Aircraft

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 will get off the ground successfully. Once again, the airline did not make such announcements publicly. Instead, it was up to the national aviation media, along with concerned passengers who…

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…

Growing Pains and Delays: Onboard Avelo’s Phoenix-Burbank Flight

There is a reason that I opted out of Avelo’s media flight in late April, and my experience on the airline’s inaugural Phoenix/Mesa to Burbank flight highlighted that. Media flights are typically set up to go perfectly with an operational execution that does not match with reality. And sure enough,…

New Norwegian Start Up to Launch December 2021

Even during a pandemic, start-up airlines are popping up everywhere, likely with the hopes that a significant increase in travel demand will come later this year. In particular, a new Norway-based airline called Norse Atlantic Airways is expected to launch in December 2021 with a fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft…

Itapemirim Shows Off Its Full Livery

As the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Brazil gets more dramatic by the day, with the collapse of states' health systems and demand for flights with the country's already established airlines disappearing overnight, the country's newest airline startup, Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, has announced its official livery. Sporting the vibrant yellow that…

Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat Seek to Adopt Higher…

Canada’s three major airlines individually announced this month that they would seek shareholder approval to amend their articles of incorporation to increase the limits of foreign ownership. The official announcements by St. Laurent, Quebec-based Air Canada, Calgary-based WestJet and Montreal-based Air Transat follow the passing of the Transportation Modernization Act…

Vietnamese Start-Up Bamboo Airways Orders 20 Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Boeing announced an order for 20 787 Dreamliners by Vietnamese start-up carrier Bamboo Airways. The order, announced on Monday, is valued at $5.6 billion USD for the 787-9 variant. Bamboo Airways, under parent company FLC Group, is set to launch in 2019 with its hub at Qui Nhon Phu Cat…