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The Mexican presidential jet, a Boeing 787-8 (Photo: Mexican Government)

Mexican Presidential Jet Returns to Mexico From U.S., Waits for Offer

The luxury presidential jet Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner returned after being in the U.S. for more than 18 months for maintenance and in search of a buyer. The TP-01 presidential jet “José María Morelos y Pavón” landed at 2:36 p.m. on July 22 at Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City. The aircraft will remain inside the presidential hangar. According to Reuters, the sale has been hamstrung in part by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s unwillingness to accept offers below…

JetSMART Announces the Opening of a Subsidiary in Peru

In a recent declaration to Gestión, JetSMART CEO Estuardo Ortiz announced that the Chilean carrier has started the process to have a Peruvian branch, which it seeks to have domestic and international routes to operate by the first half of 2021. “The Peruvian market is healthy and has grown by…

Boeing Aircraft Parts to Be Manufactured in Mexico

In a recent tweet published this week, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrand, the French company SAFRAN will begin the construction of a new plant in Chihuahua will be manufacturing the interior of Boeing passenger aircraft. This announcement was made after Mexico, the United States of America and Canada…

LATAM Airlines Brazil Unit Joins Chapter 11 Bankruptcy File

As the New York Times published on Thursday, LATAM Airlines Group, announced it will be adding its unit in Brazil to the debt restructuring process. The company said the proposal still required approval from the U.S. Court. LATAM also announced it would add its unit in Brazil to the bankruptcy…

Volaris Becomes Mexican Airline with Most Operations, Receives Airbus A320neo

According to aero-naves, Volaris has since May become the carrier with the highest daily number of operations in Mexico. Currently, the airline is operating with a market share of 33%, compared to 24% for Aeroméxico, 21% for Viva Aerobus and 18% for Interjet. Volaris is operating at 40% of its…

Tocumen International Airport and Copa Airlines Adjust Facilities to Restart…

On June 17, the Civil and Aeronautical Authority extended for the third time, the suspension of international flights until July 23. International flights have been suspended since March 22, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 12, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published an open letter to the authorities…

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…

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…