Articles Tagged ‘Brazil’

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

You’ve heard of the BRIC nations and their burgeoning economies, but we’ve found some more booming air transport markets and come up with the acronym MORTAR. Can you guess which countries are involved? What do they have in common? Air traffic growth of over 15% in 2010, that’s what.

TAM and GOL defending Brazilian market from fast-growing Azul, Trip and WebJet; international traffic now up 30%

TAM and GOL defending Brazilian market from fast-growing Azul, Trip and WebJet; international traffic now up 30%

Brazil’s ‘big 2’ have stopped the erosion of their domestic market share, at least for now. International traffic is booming thanks to several new routes. Azul is still not two years old but operates over 30 routes and is adding two new destinations soon – to where?

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?


LATAM Airlines Group S.A - a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US...

LATAM Airlines Group S.A – a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US…

So Latin America soon has a ‘mega’-carrier, but which big airports in Latin America does it barely have a presence at? Which airports in Europe and North America do both carriers serve and how will they resolve the alliance membership issue?

Brazilian domestic demand up 27.6% in first half of 2010; TAM and GOL losing market share to Azul, Trip and WebJet

Brazilian domestic demand up 27.6% in first half of 2010; TAM and GOL losing market share to Azul, Trip and WebJet

Brazil’s economy is booming and so are its airlines. How many passengers did its airports handle in 2009 and which airlines are growing fastest in the domestic market? And which ‘MEB3’ carrier recently landed in Sao Paulo?

TAP Portugal expands in Africa; Brazil is leading country market from Lisbon where TAP has 60% of capacity

TAP Portugal expands in Africa; Brazil is leading country market from Lisbon where TAP has 60% of capacity

The Portuguese national carrier has grown quickly in recent years. Which are its top country markets and how seasonal is demand for its flights? Who are its nearest competitors in Lisbon and Porto?


Brazil's leading airline joins Star Alliance; TAM has 45% of domestic demand and 24% of international seat capacity

Brazil’s leading airline joins Star Alliance; TAM has 45% of domestic demand and 24% of international seat capacity

The Star Alliance has a new member from Brazil. What have been the developments in the Brazilian domestic market and how many international destinations does TAM serve (and from which Brazilian airports)?

Sao Paulo Guarulhos traffic up 7% in 2009; TAM and GOL/Varig share 60% of flights; Qatar Airways coming soon

Sao Paulo Guarulhos traffic up 7% in 2009; TAM and GOL/Varig share 60% of flights; Qatar Airways coming soon

Brazil’s busiest airport handled almost 22 million passengers last year. How quickly has it grown in recent years and which foreign carriers serve the airport? Which are the leading country markets?

webjet’s share of Brazilian market now almost 6%; operates 26 routes across 11 airports

webjet quadruples Brazilian market share in just two years; operates 26 routes across 11 airportsSo which carrier is third biggest in the vibrant Brazilian domestic market? webjet, that’s who. No, we didn’t know a lot about them either. So how has the carrier managed to grow so quickly and which are its key markets?


Brazilian domestic air traffic up over 25% in second half of 2009; Azul and Webjet gaining market share

Brazilian domestic air traffic up over 25% in second half of 2009; Azul and Webjet gaining market shareBrazil’s domestic air travel market is booming thanks to newcomer Azul, fast-growing Webjet and a rejuvenated Gol. How have the country’s airports fared in 2009 and what’s happening in the international market?

Rio’s downtown airport booming once more; Galeao will benefit from Olympic bid victory

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusRio is celebrating its Olympic victory but how is traffic developing at its two airports? How many non-stop international services are provided from Galeao and what’s happening at the downtown Santos Dumont airport?

Azul already ranked third in Brazil with almost 5% of domestic market

Azul already ranked third in Brazil with almost 5% of domestic marketDemand for air travel in Brazil’s domestic market has been virtually unchanged in the first half of 2009 thanks to the rapid rise of Azul. What’s happened to international demand and which new routes have been started?