Articles Tagged ‘Brazil’
Demand 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?
Brazilian airport traffic has grown 60% in the last five years. Which are the country’s leading airports and how are they developing? How dominant are TAM and GOL in the domestic market and which are the leading international country markets?
Neeleman launches Azul from Campinas base near Sao Paulo; Brazil’s TAM and Gol will be watching closely
Serial airline founder David Neeleman has done it again. After jetBlue comes Azul, his new Brazilian airline which launched this week with Embraer E-jets. By early February it will have six aircraft and four routes. Should TAM and Gol be bothered?
TAM to get Star treatment as international network expands supported by increasing domestic dominance
TAM is the latest airline to be welcomed by the Star Alliance and is increasing its leading position in the Brazilian domestic market, though competition will increase in 2009. Where does it fly to outside of Brazil and who are its main competitors?
Brazil’s domestic two-horse race now appears to have a clear leader. But which minnow has now increased its market share to 3%? Is demand for air travel in Brazil suffering the same downturn as elsewhere? And how are Brazilian airlines doing in the international market?
GOL forced to re-think network expansion strategy; abandons VRG’s European routes and long-haul 767s
Not so long ago GOL was generating operating margins of greater than 20% making it one of the world’s most profitable airlines. Last quarter its operating margin was minus 20%. How much of this is down to its acquisition of Varig and the mix of airline networks?
Despite the collapse of Varig last July and issues regarding air traffic control services, Brazil’s domestic traffic is showing healthy growth and has been achieving double-digit growth in 2007. Which were Brazil’s biggest airports in 2006? What is the split between domestic and international traffic in South America’s largest country?