Articles Tagged ‘GRU’
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?
Over 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!
A 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
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?
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.
This week’s new routes cover the globe from North to South America, Europe to the Middle East and a lot of activity in Australia. Airlines involved include Air Arabia, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Norwegian, OpenSkies, Pacific Blue, TAM, United Express and Virgin Blue.
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?
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Air Asia, AirTran and TAM.
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?