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GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:57 am

With rumors of Azul making a bid for LATAM Brazil´s domestic operations over the next 90 days, now GOL goes for MAP. Let the consolidation begin.

GOL acquires MAP (Manaus Aerotaxi Participações S/A) a regional airlines based in Manaus with a fleet of 7 70-seat ATR-72. MAP is the fifth largest airline in Brazil and operates regional routes in the Amazon from Manaus and in Brazil´s SE from Sao Paulo´s Congonhas Airport. Up to now, MAP was a subsidiary of Voepass Linhas Aéreas.

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Re: GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:00 am

Interesting. Sounds like GOL plans to deploy the 737s on the routes, but leaves open the door to the ATR (or additional fleet types).
 
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Re: GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:01 am

This acquisition gives GOL all of MAP´s slots at Congonhas, the downtown airport in Sao Paulo. It looks like GOL will discontinue MAP´s regional operations in the Amazon.

So we all know now why is GOL going after MAP.

https://www.aeroin.net/gol-tera-todos-o ... congonhas/
 
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Re: GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:11 am

What happened with the cooperation with Passaredo Airlines/Voepass, that i thought MAP was involved with?
 
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Re: GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:47 am

dcajet wrote:
This acquisition gives GOL all of MAP´s slots at Congonhas, the downtown airport in Sao Paulo. It looks like GOL will discontinue MAP´s regional operations in the Amazon.

So we all know now why is GOL going after MAP.

https://www.aeroin.net/gol-tera-todos-o ... congonhas/


And the Brazilian Authorities are ok with that? Would surely mean that some remote cities are losing out in connectivity.
 
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Re: GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:00 pm

ANNEX14 wrote:
dcajet wrote:
This acquisition gives GOL all of MAP´s slots at Congonhas, the downtown airport in Sao Paulo. It looks like GOL will discontinue MAP´s regional operations in the Amazon.

So we all know now why is GOL going after MAP.

https://www.aeroin.net/gol-tera-todos-o ... congonhas/


And the Brazilian Authorities are ok with that? Would surely mean that some remote cities are losing out in connectivity.


The Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE seems to be favorable to market consolidation (it is rumored that they are ok with AD buying Latam Brasil operations). However, Gol might face hurdles if it becomes evident that this deal is only to get CGH slots and cut altogether MAP’s routes in the Amazon region. Maybe could also be a strategy to fend off newstart Itapemirim (ITA) from gaining CGH slots.
 
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Re: GOL acquires MAP Transportes Aéreos Ltda

Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:34 pm

ANNEX14 wrote:
dcajet wrote:
This acquisition gives GOL all of MAP´s slots at Congonhas, the downtown airport in Sao Paulo. It looks like GOL will discontinue MAP´s regional operations in the Amazon.

So we all know now why is GOL going after MAP.

https://www.aeroin.net/gol-tera-todos-o ... congonhas/


And the Brazilian Authorities are ok with that? Would surely mean that some remote cities are losing out in connectivity.


According to VOEPASS, they will assume MAP's current operations in the Amazon. So it appears no connectivity will be lost.

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Someone83 wrote:
What happened with the cooperation with Passaredo Airlines/Voepass, that i thought MAP was involved with?


There have been rumors for a while now that VOEPASS´s 2019 investment in MAP had been financed by GOL. I believe the issue ended up in the Brazilian courts.

https://www.aeroin.net/gol-acusada-pago ... passaredo/

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