Brazilian aviation news – September and October 2012 summary

November 1, 2012 | By More

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Let’s have a look at the most important Brazilian aviation news we covered both at the BRAZIL TRAVEL BLOG and its Twitter profile (@brazilblog).

We reported on how Brazilian airlines Azul and Trip were about to merge. The news now is that the resulting airline will be called Azul. It is an airline worth knowing about, as it flies to may top tourist destinations in Brazil.

And on the same issue of mergers in the national market, Gol got official approval to buy rival WebJet.

Yet another international airline decides to extend its flight to Brazil to reach Buenos Aires. We gave you the details at Turkish Airlines will fly from São Paulo to Buenos Aires.

Spanish airline Iberia increases its offering to Brazil, as it plans to fly daily from Madrid to Rio de Janeiro. More frequencies linking Madrid and the two most important Brazilian cities.

An important move was announced with Qatar Airways joining the oneworld alliance. We will come back to it as it will have positive repercussions on frequenty flyers. Still on Qatar Airways, and in spite of widespread speculation, the airline didn’t buy Gol.

Aerolíneas Argentinas would like to fly from Buenos Aires to Salvador de Bahia and Porto Seguro, establishing a direct connection between Argentina and Bahia.

And continuing on the same issue of direct connections to South American neighbouring countries, Tam will fly between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo in Uruguay and Gol announces flight from Córdoba in Argentina to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.


The fight for customers on the Brazil to Asia route intensifies as Etihad Airways announces it will fly to Brazil from June 2013.

Brazilian aviation authorities don’t seem to be able to get their act together when it comes to managing airports, and Brazilian airports will be auctioned through the old model.

There’s been a delight on the launching data for American’s inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dallas to Sao Paulo.

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