Domestic Airline Travel in Brazil Falls 8.2 Percent in 2016

Domestic Airline Travel in Brazil Falls 8.2 Percent in 2016

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the start of the year, Brazil’s aviation industry, particularly on the domestic front, has been feeling the effects of the country’s weak economy and political turmoil. On Tuesday, June 21st, the Brazilian Association of Airlines (ABEAR) released its latest figures for the year so […]

TAM Airlines Announce Reduction in Domestic Services in Brazil

TAM Airlines Announce Reduction in Domestic Services in Brazil

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – TAM, the Brazilian brand of LATAM airline group, announced on Monday, July 20th, that it will be reducing its domestic activity by up to twenty percent by the end of the year and that staff layoffs can be expected. The company said that the routes […]

Brazil Consumer Protection Agency Sets Up for Christmas

Brazil Consumer Protection Agency Sets Up for Christmas

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Traveling in Brazil can be an adventure and sometimes challenging but officials in the country’s largest airport hub are stepping up efforts to protect consumer rights over the holidays. Now those who want to complain about delays in flights, overbooking and baggage misplacement can turn to […]

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 […]