Articles tagged “avianca brasil”

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Julia Symmes Cobb, Reuters

One probe of Colombian airline Avianca is looking at whether a top executive took bribes from Airbus. Another probe is checking whether the airline gave free plane tickets to public officials in return for favors. Both stories are unfortunate distractions from the financial and strategic turnarounds that the company needs to be focusing on.

3 months ago

The Reinvention of Allegiant Air

The Reinvention of Allegiant Air

Jay Shabat, Skift

Long among the world’s most profitable airlines, Allegiant seeks even greater riches with a mix of old tricks and new ideas. Some, in fact, have nothing to do with air service.

6 months ago

How Avianca Brasil’s Exit From Star Alliance Will Affect South America

How Avianca Brasil’s Exit From Star Alliance Will Affect South America

Grant Martin, Skift

Avianca Brasil, the smaller regional cousin of Avianca Colombia, will leave the alliance on September 1. While some regional passengers may notice the lapse in service deeper in Brazil, most international travelers to the country won't notice the vacuum.

9 months ago

Embattled Avianca Brasil to Exit Star Alliance

Embattled Avianca Brasil to Exit Star Alliance

Grant Martin, Skift

The loss of Avianca Brasil won't be huge for the Star Alliance, but for some regional travelers throughout Brazil, its demise will certainly make connections inconvenient.

9 months ago

Brazilian Air Regulator Criticizes Tweaks to Aviation Bill Meant to Encourage Competition

Brazilian Air Regulator Criticizes Tweaks to Aviation Bill Meant to Encourage Competition

Fabiola Moura and Mario Sergio Lima, Bloomberg

Brazil clearly wants foreign airlines to come in and help cut prices but in order to do so it probably needs to make regulations as attractive as possible.

1 year ago

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Stands to Thrive as a Big Local Competitor Falters

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Stands to Thrive as a Big Local Competitor Falters

Vinícius Andrade and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

About 80 percent of Gol's routes overlap with Avianca Brasil's, according to one analyst. Given those numbers, it makes sense Gol's fortunes are improving as its competitor stumbles. But will the good times last?

1 year ago

Gol’s CEO Remains Optimistic Despite Choppiness in the Brazilian Market

Gol’s CEO Remains Optimistic Despite Choppiness in the Brazilian Market

Christiana Sciaudone and Julia Leite, Bloomberg

Airline CEOs are paid to be optimistic even when their stock price drops 20 percent in a short period. But there are reasons to believe Brazil's Gol will bounce back, and that this will be a short-term blip.

2 years ago

Avianca Brasil Is Investing in Food to Help It Leapfrog Rivals

Avianca Brasil Is Investing in Food to Help It Leapfrog Rivals

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

It is lovely that Avianca Brasil serves plantain ceviche in coconut milk with squid and shrimp on some of its long-haul flights. But do you know what will be the make-or-break issue for the airline? It's not food. It's the Brazilian economy. If it roars back, profits will come. If not, menus won't matter.

2 years ago

CEO Interview: Avianca Brasil Plots Global Expansion

CEO Interview: Avianca Brasil Plots Global Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

Despite its well-known name, Avianca Brasil is a lot smaller than most travelers might think. But it's growing and recently started flying to Miami and New York. Expect to see more new long-haul routes soon.

2 years ago