Articles Tagged ‘GRU’

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 19 – Monday 25 October)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 19 – Monday 25 October)

One week before the start of the winter season and its 250+ new routes, this must be called the calm before the storm. Seven new routes have still been launched in the last week, including landmarks such as an Asian airline’s first international service and a major North American airport’s first ever route to South […]

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?


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?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 22 June - Monday 28 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 22 June – Monday 28 June):

This has been a busy week for route launches. Out of 75 new routes, 25 are started by Ryanair which launched its new Malaga base. Still, we have information and photos from all the remaining 50 worldwide routes, ranging from CityJet’s short hop across the English Channel to Qatar Airways new South American service.

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?

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?


New routes launched during the last fortnight
(Saturday 4 April – Friday 17 April)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 6 December – Friday 12 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsA brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!

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?