Articles Tagged ‘VCP’

Azul Airlines flew 21 million passengers in 2017; international traffic growing fast, São Paulo Viracopos remains biggest base

Azul Airlines flew 21 million passengers in 2017; international traffic growing fast, São Paulo Viracopos remains biggest base

Azul Airlines welcomed 21.48 million passengers across its network in 2017, 7.9% more than in 2016, and it has more than doubled its available capacity in the past six years. Nick Preston examines the Brazilian carrier’s recent network trends including its leading airports, routes and country markets.

Billund Airport shows off its second Arch of Triumph certificate

Billund Airport shows off its second Arch of Triumph certificate

Despite crashing out of the World Cup in the Round of 16 to England’s semi-final opponents Croatia, the Danes are born winners, particularly their airport firefighters! While Billund Airport’s firefighters celebrate their own global triumph, 10 more airports take it to extra time in search of victory.

Aigle Azur soars into Sao Paulo

Aigle Azur soars into Sao Paulo

The historic French carrier launches long-haul transatlantic operations to Brazil’s largest city.


Airports from five continents battle it out in Week Three of the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

Airports from five continents battle it out in Week Three of the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

The anna.aero Arch of Triumph competition proves its global credentials again this week, with airports from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Philippines and US doing battle to claim glory. Will the victor be a water arch veteran or competition newcomer? 

Amaszonas Paraguay enters two Brazilian markets from Asuncion

Amaszonas Paraguay enters two Brazilian markets from Asuncion

Amaszonas Paraguay now links Asuncion to Sao Paulo Viracopos and Rio de Janeiro Galeao. 

Brussels-Sao Paulo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 220,000 searches; a tempter for TAM Airlines??

Brussels-Sao Paulo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 220,000 searches; a tempter for TAM Airlines??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 220,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Brussels and Sao Paulo ‒ but the route is unserved!? TAM Airlines serves five non-stop European sectors already, with Rome Fiumicino planned for spring next year, will Brussels be next??


Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports

Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market is still in its relative infancy. We reveal the leading airlines and airports this summer, as flights are up 20%, but the number of airports involved has remained unchanged. Eurowings’ Cologne Bonn operation is adding several new routes this summer.

Azul Airlines arrives in Punta del Este

Azul Airlines arrives in Punta del Este

Azul Airlines links the Uruguayan city to Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo Viracopos. 

Perth Airport growth continues to plateau; Malindo Air and Regional Express join airline roll call

Perth Airport growth continues to plateau; Malindo Air and Regional Express join airline roll call

Fuelled by Western Australia’s abundant natural resources, the state capital’s airport in Perth has seen the growth experienced between 2006-2014 (when its traffic nearly doubled) plateau in 2015 and 2016. That said, airlines like Malindo Air have added service to the country’s fourth busiest airport in the past year.


Copa Airlines nearly quadruples in size from Panama City since 2006; six routes gained and two dropped in past year

Copa Airlines nearly quadruples in size from Panama City since 2006; six routes gained and two dropped in past year

During the past 12 months Copa Airlines has linked Panama’s capital city to Belize City, Chiclayo, Holguin, Rosario, San Francisco and Villahermosa. However, not all of last year’s destinations have made it onto 2016’s route map. See what routes have been cut and find out the most popular routes from Panama City for the Star […]

Budapest celebrates back-to-back Arch of Triumph victories

Budapest celebrates back-to-back Arch of Triumph victories

Last week Budapest Airport had back-to-back meetings at the 138th IATA Slots Conference in Hamburg, now it has back-to-back victories in the Arch of Triumph competition. Unfortunately the airport has not entered this week to go for the hat-trick. However, 13 other airports have. With mid-season approaching, the world’s airports should now have a measure […]

Azul Airlines adventures into Europe

Azul Airlines adventures into Europe

Azul Airlines begins first European operation with four weekly flights between Sao Paulo Viracopos and Lisbon – first low-cost service between South America and Europe.