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VoePass/MAP's store in Manaus Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

GOL Makes the First Move For Brazil’s Market Consolidation

Last week's news in Brazil's aviation market fell as a surprise: GOL, the country's largest domestic airline pre-COVID, is buying regional carrier MAP Linhas Aéreas, based in Manaus, for BRL28 million (approximately $5.5 million in current values). MAP was founded in 2011, and it operated a fleet of ATR 42 and 72 from Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, Northern Brazil; in 2019, the airline received slots from the failing Avianca Brasil in São Paulo/Congonhas Airport, the country's "goldmine" for…

Finding Pandemic Success In the Middle of the Amazon —…

This is Part II of a series discussing Brazilian aviation in the more remote regions of the country and how it has fared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Part I here. The existence of demand itself does not mean, of course, that every citizen of Eirunepé has the ability to…

Finding Pandemic Success In the Middle of the Amazon

This is Part I of a series discussing Brazilian aviation in the more remote regions of the country and how it has fared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a Friday morning at Eirunepé Airport, located in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, as a gathering form at the entry of the…