Articles Tagged ‘Rio de Janeiro’

Salvador soars internationally, with 2018 its record year to date

Salvador soars internationally, with 2018 its record year to date

Brazil’s Salvador has a large population, top tourism and high-value industrial and economic strength. Yet many route opportunities remain.

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

With monthly year-on-year growth reaching 80% on selected routes in February, Brazil was praised as the saviour of London Heathrow’s traffic growth. But what hides behind the monthly volatility? How does the trend compare to the region’s average? And why might the UK to Brazil market soon become a oneworld monopoly?

Rio traffic up 20% in 2011, starts 2012 by welcoming Emirates; Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa all new last year

Rio traffic up 20% in 2011, starts 2012 by welcoming Emirates; Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa all new last year

Rio’s main airport had a great 2011 with traffic up one-fifth. Where does it rank among Brazil’s airports? Which are the airport’s leading carriers and which new international routes have been started in the last 12 months?


Azul celebrates third birthday with almost 10% of Brazilian market; growing by 80% in 2011, load factors still over 80%

Azul celebrates third birthday with almost 10% of Brazilian market; growing by 80% in 2011, load factors still over 80%

Brazil’s third biggest airline celebrates its third birthday this week. What is its current fleet mix and how do its load factors compare with those of its two big rivals? Which are its biggest routes in terms of weekly flights and how many airports does it now serve?

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?

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?


British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?

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?