Articles Tagged ‘Brazil’

GOL trims its domestic operation by 7% in August; adds three international routes

GOL trims its domestic operation by 7% in August; adds three international routes

Brazil’s economy started losing steam earlier this year, and not without an impact on the country’s domestic aviation market. With local demand shrinking, regional carriers growing in strength and LATAM becoming reality, anna.aero examines how Brazil’s GOL fares under its new CEO.

Brazilian airport traffic falls in April for first time in almost three years; Azul and Trip agree to merge

Brazilian airport traffic falls in April for first time in almost three years; Azul and Trip agree to merge

Is the Brazilian aviation market in trouble? As traffic falls for the first time in three years at Brazil’s airports two of the country’s airlines announce plans to merge. How much market share have the smaller Brazilian carriers gained in recent years, and how much have GOL and TAM grown domestically this year compared with […]

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

With monthly year-on-year growth reaching 80% on selected routes in February, Brazil was praised as the saviour of London Heathrow’s traffic growth. But what hides behind the monthly volatility? How does the trend compare to the region’s average? And why might the UK to Brazil market soon become a oneworld monopoly?


Brazilian airport traffic up 15.8% in 2011; Sao Paulo Guarulhos reaches 30 million passengers

Brazilian airport traffic up 15.8% in 2011; Sao Paulo Guarulhos reaches 30 million passengers

Brazil’s airports reported double-digit growth for a third straight year, but are there signs that growth is slowing? How big is Azul’s share of the domestic market now and how many airports handled over three million passengers last year? And which foreign organisations have been selected to help build new airport terminals?

Rio traffic up 20% in 2011, starts 2012 by welcoming Emirates; Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa all new last year

Rio traffic up 20% in 2011, starts 2012 by welcoming Emirates; Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa all new last year

Rio’s main airport had a great 2011 with traffic up one-fifth. Where does it rank among Brazil’s airports? Which are the airport’s leading carriers and which new international routes have been started in the last 12 months?

Azul celebrates third birthday with almost 10% of Brazilian market; growing by 80% in 2011, load factors still over 80%

Azul celebrates third birthday with almost 10% of Brazilian market; growing by 80% in 2011, load factors still over 80%

Brazil’s third biggest airline celebrates its third birthday this week. What is its current fleet mix and how do its load factors compare with those of its two big rivals? Which are its biggest routes in terms of weekly flights and how many airports does it now serve?


TAM/GOL duopoly now accounts for 'just' 78% of Brazilian domestic market; third-ranked Azul now has over 9%

TAM/GOL duopoly now accounts for ‘just’ 78% of Brazilian domestic market; third-ranked Azul now has over 9%

Demand for air travel in Brazil continues to grow impressively despite creaking infrastructure. How do domestic and international growth rates compare? How quickly is the TAM/GOL duopoly losing market share? Why will GOL’s market share soon grow significantly? And which carriers are adding international routes to Brazil in the coming months?

Latin America dominated by Brazil; Sao Paulo, GOL, TAM leads way as traffic jumps +7% in 2011

Latin America dominated by Brazil; Sao Paulo, GOL, TAM leads way as traffic jumps +7% in 2011

Latin America is home to some rapidly expanding carriers as consolidation continues to be felt across the continent. But which are the leading airports and airlines in the region and just how dominant is Brazil? Which are the leading domestic markets and which are the biggest international markets?

GOL's acquisition of webjet will still leave it well behind TAM

GOL’s acquisition of webjet will still leave it well behind TAM

Despite a fleet of 24 737s webjet has just 6% of the Brazilian domestic market. How has its market share developed since 2008 and which are its busiest airports? How many airports does it serve and how many (non-stop) routes does it operate?


So, what's GOL doing in GOT?

So, what’s GOL doing in GOT?

GOL spends most of its time trying to avoid slot-constrained airports but anna.aero found the Brazilian low-cost airline keen to quickly learn about the process when Ralph Anker talked to Claudio Neves Borges, GOL’s Schedule and Route Manager at the IATA 128th Schedules Conference in Gothenburg last week.

Brazilian airports see 16% growth in Q1; Alitalia, Emirates, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal all starting new routes

Brazilian airports see 16% growth in Q1; Alitalia, Emirates, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal all starting new routes

As hosts of a football World Cup and a summer Olympics in the next five years, Brazil is clearly a country on the rise. This is also reflected in the rapid growth of its air services, which are still dominated by domestic flights. But which airlines are starting new international services this year and in […]

TAM and GOL see combined domestic market share drop to 80%; Azul with 7% share now serves 30 Brazilian airports

TAM and GOL see combined domestic market share drop to 80%; Azul with 7% share now serves 30 Brazilian airports

TAM and GOL’s duopoly of the Brazilian domestic market is slowly being eroded by the likes of Azul, Trip and Webjet. Which were the country’s leading airports in 2010 and how quickly did the market grow? Which new international routes have been started this winter?