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A Webjet 737-300 taxies in Brasília. (Photo: João Paulo Carisio)

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier — Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part one was published July 20, and part three will be published on July 22. 2006-2007: Humble Investments, Small Growth Webjet remained grounded, with no perspectives for the future, but not for too long. On January 18, 2006, the public learned that a group of investors had bought the struggling company, with only one of the startup investors keeping a share at the airline. The two new…

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…

The ‘Ustica Massacre:’ The 40-Year-Old Aviation Mystery

Almost exactly 40 years ago, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, civil aviation experienced what would become one of the most mysterious accidents of its history. On June 27, 1980, Itavia flight IH 870, operated by the private Italian carrier, departing from Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna, Italy, bound…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: SkyWork Airlines

SkyWork Airlines of Switzerland has roots of starting small and changing over time. The airline was originally a flight school and private airline founded in Belp using smaller propeller aircraft from central Switzerland to neighboring cities. The to-be carrier was founded in 1983 under the name SkyWork AG. As the…

The Disapperance of Northwest Orient Flight 2501

This Friday will mark 67 years since the disappearance of Douglas DC-4 over Lake Michigan gripped the nation. On June 23, 1950, a Northwest Orient Douglas DC-4 was making its way northwest over Michigan. Captain Robert Lind was in command of flight 2501, carrying 55 passengers from New York to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: RenoAir

On July 2, 1992, RenoAir commenced operations and began a memorable seven year effort to keep themselves in the sky. As their name suggests, the airline was based in Reno, Nevada, with additional hubs in Las Vegas and San Jose. RenoAir adopted the city of Reno's famous motto with a slight…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ATA

American Trans Air, or more commonly known as ATA, was founded in August of 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded by the Ambassadair Travel Club to provide aircraft for the club. The club's first aircraft was a Boeing 720 named “Miss Indy," followed by the addition of a second…