Articles Tagged ‘Brazil’

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?