In January, all five members of ABEAR (Brazilian Association of Airlines) – Avianca, Azul, GOL, TAM and TRIP flew 6,533.619 passengers in Brazil, which represents a 2.27% increase over December.
The smaller carriers Avianca, Azul and TRIP together represented 31.87% of all passengers, despite having only 22.74% of passenger kilometer, which determines the actual market share.
This shows the important growth rate for the smaller carriers in aviation sector Brazil, which is often defined as duopoly, controlled by TAM and GOL.
The number of seats offered in January by all five members was 7.19% lower than January 2012, and the demand lowered 1.36%, resulting in an occupancy rate 4.96% higher for the period.
TAM Airlines remained in the leadership with 42.8% of market share, followed by GOL with 34.4%. Azul came in third with 11.1%, and then Avanca (6.2%) and TRIP (5.3%).