Articles Tagged ‘GRU’

Brazilian airports see 16% growth in Q1; Alitalia, Emirates, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal all starting new routes

Brazilian airports see 16% growth in Q1; Alitalia, Emirates, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal all starting new routes

As hosts of a football World Cup and a summer Olympics in the next five years, Brazil is clearly a country on the rise. This is also reflected in the rapid growth of its air services, which are still dominated by domestic flights. But which airlines are starting new international services this year and in […]

Singapore Airlines’ first South American route: Barcelona – Sao Paulo

Singapore Airlines’ first South American route: Barcelona – Sao Paulo

Singapore Airlines now flies between Singapore Changi and Barcelona in Spain, continuing to Sao Paulo in Brazil – its first route to South America.

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]


TAM and GOL see combined domestic market share drop to 80%; Azul with 7% share now serves 30 Brazilian airports

TAM and GOL see combined domestic market share drop to 80%; Azul with 7% share now serves 30 Brazilian airports

TAM and GOL’s duopoly of the Brazilian domestic market is slowly being eroded by the likes of Azul, Trip and Webjet. Which were the country’s leading airports in 2010 and how quickly did the market grow? Which new international routes have been started this winter?

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?