World Cup Has Not Been Good For Brazil Airlines

World Cup Has Not Been Good For Brazil Airlines

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the increased air transportation traffic in the twelve cities hosting the World Cup games, airline companies expect the number of passengers transported during the month-long event to retreat anywhere from 11 to 15 percent during the period, says Eduardo Sanovics, president of ABEAR (Brazilian Association […]

Brazil Approves 1,974 Flights for World Cup: Daily

Brazil Approves 1,974 Flights for World Cup: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has authorized 1,973 requests for new flights at 25 airports during the World Cup in June and July, greatly expanding transportation offers for fans traveling to matches in the country’s twelve host cities. These sanctioned flights are authorized for […]

Brazil Threatens to Open Domestic Flights for World Cup

Brazil Threatens to Open Domestic Flights for World Cup

By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a warning that the government may open domestic flights to foreign airlines during the 2014 World Cup in order to fight price-gouging by Brazilian airlines, the industry has reacted with some doubt. Despite the best intentions, foreign airlines are unlikely to step in according […]

Gol to Award Bonuses to Save Fuel: Daily

Gol to Award Bonuses to Save Fuel: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second largest airline in Brazil, Gol, will give bonuses if its teams manage to save the company fuel by reducing flight times and delays, it has been revealed. The bonus program has been running since earlier this year in an attempt to counter […]

Galeão (GIG) Airport Set For Improvements

Galeão (GIG) Airport Set For Improvements

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The government wants to expand and modernize Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International (GIG) airport, increasing its capacity from 15 million to 70 million passengers a year. Currently the second busiest airport in the country, GIG is already overstretched with an estimated 20.3 million […]

Brazil’s TAM, Gol Move to Boost Profits

Brazil’s TAM, Gol Move to Boost Profits

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The heads of Brazil’s two biggest airlines, TAM and Gol, have said they are planning on taking steps to boost their companies’ profits after the global financial crisis dealt a severe blow to each. However, both companies have also announced major investments in their […]

Brazil Airlines’ International Expansion

Brazil Airlines’ International Expansion

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A number of announcements by Brazilian airlines in past weeks have shown the industry is set for yet more expansion plans in terms of international flights, with more Brazilians visited the U.S. and Europe than ever before. TAM and GOL, Brazil’s two biggest airlines, have […]

Airport Workers Threaten to Strike: Daily

Airport Workers Threaten to Strike: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the holiday season almost upon us, Brazilian airport workers and airline staff are threatening to strike from December 22nd over a pay dispute. The National Federation of Civil Aviation Workers (Fentac) are currently requesting a ten percent increase in wages, but […]

Airfare Regulations Relaxed

By Marcela Canavarro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s national airlines were once renowned for charging prohibitively high prices for the average person’s budget but have been dropping slowly in recent years. Thankfully, that trend looks set to continue under new regulations planned for the industry. The introduction of the “low cost, low fare” […]