These aren't great times for South American airlines, but the market will improve, and Delta or United are in a good position to make a deeper investment in the region.
It's like the 2000s in North America all over again.
It will be interesting to see how Neeleman and company position TAP. Will the center of Lusophone aviation shift to Brazil?
At the end of the day, Portugal needs to unload the airline, despite what Azul or Avianca finally offer for it.
Avianca Brasil won't make a profit this year but it is maintaining its share of corporate travel while Gol and Tam are struggling to attract business travelers and are resorting to discounting fares to fill seats.
No doubt certain airlines and passengers will have something to say on how we could have made this rating system better, but we feel it’s a good start. Operators are standing by to take your calls with comments, but they don’t work for us and they may have no idea what you’re talking about.
The more easy routes into Costa Rica from the U.S. and Latin America, the better.
Encourage your audience to revel in summer fun and dare them to broaden their cultural horizons.
It's all about the operations this summer in Brazil.
The airfare caps put pressure on Brazil's two largest airline to introduce similar measures. The airlines expect to recoup any losses by flying fuller planes and adding routes.