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A VivaAerobus A320 in Las Vegas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

VivaAerobus Receives First Airbus A321neo

VivaAerobus took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in a low-key delivery ceremony on July 1. According to Aerolatinnews, the Airbus A321neo will remain at the Viva Aerobus base in Monterrey to carry out final operational tests and certification. It is estimated that the aircraft’s inaugural commercial flight will be in early August. VivaAerobus CEO Juan Carlos Zuazua stressed the importance of receiving the new aircraft, which joins a fleet that was until yesterday comprised entirely of Airbus A320 aircraft.…

LATAM Group Requests Return of 65 Aircraft to Its Lessors…

This week saw the second court hearing take place regarding the debt restructuring process under the protection of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Law filed by LATAM Airlines Group. Judge James L. Garrity, from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York agreed to the 25…

Aeroméxico Denies Recent Bankruptcy Rumors

According to Businessinsider.mx, Aeroméxico transported 135,000 passengers in May, 92.4% less compared to the same month in 2019. The Mexican carrier did not escape the bad results and recently made a public statement in which it declared that during the past month the airline served 124,000 national travelers and 11,000…

Avianca and LATAM to Resume Operations in Ecuador Amid Bankruptcy…

After almost 3 months without any operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avianca Ecuador resumed its domestic flights with 16 weekly frequencies between the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta. According to the website ALNNEWS, the airline will resume its operations gradually, and in line with passenger demand for each…

LATAM Colombia Temporarily Suspends Employment Contracts

Through a statement recorded on video today, Santiago Álvarez Matamoros, Latam Colombia CEO, announced that the carrier will temporarily suspend employment contracts until the carrier resumes operations. “Today is a very difficult day for me, as the leader of this company. After making all possible efforts and enduring expenses for…

How Latin American Airlines are Looking to Bring Back Passengers…

After weeks of lockdown orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aviation industry fallout that ensued, LATAM and Avianca Holdings were forced to file for Chapter 11 U.S. bankruptcy protection earlier this year. Peter Cerdá, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, recently…

Latin American Low-Cost Carriers Trust They Will Recover First

After being announced as the new CEO and Executive Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association CEO, José Ricardo Botelho, announced that airlines operating in the Latin American and Caribbean market transported 1.08 million passengers in April, 97% less compared to April 2019, the last time 1…

Indigo Partners Reaffirms Order for 430 Airbus A320neo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Passenger demand dropped significantly this year compared to 2019, due to the COVID-19-related shutdown air travel. Since the second half of last month, and during June, the aviation industry…

The U.S.’s Chinese Air Travel Ban Takes Aim at Crippling…

This Wednesday, after the Chinese government effectively prevented Delta, United and American from resuming service to China, the U.S government stated that Chinese airlines will not be allowed to fly into or out of the U.S. starting on June 16. This order applies to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China…

Aeromexico Announces Return to Services Across the World

This week, Aeromexico announced the return of its international operations to North America, Central America, Asia and Europe. Operations to South America will take place from July, except to Colombia and Argentina due to the measures implemented by their governments. Regarding Central America, two weekly flights will resume on June…