Articles Tagged ‘Brazil’

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?


Brazil’s rapid growth slows; Azul makes instant impression in domestic market

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusBrazilian 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

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisSerial 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

Article Thumbnail: Base analysisTAM 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?


TAM increases lead over GOL in Brazilian domestic market

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsBrazil’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

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisNot 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?

Brazil’s strong domestic market recovers after shocks

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsDespite 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?