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Avianca Launches 23 New International Routes in Bid to Capture Traffic to South, Central America

Colombian flag carrier Avianca announced this week that it would continue its network expansion, making one of the biggest in Latin America even larger with the launch of 23 new international routes. This comes after the carrier inaugurated six domestic and international routes already this year: Medellín, Colombia to Cancún, Mexico; Medellín to Punta Cana, Mexico; Miami to San José, Costa Rica; San Salvador, El Salvador to Ontario, Calif.; and from Santa Marta to Pereira, Colombia and Orlando. The countries…

LATAM Closes Second Quarter with $2.3 Billion in Liquidity

This Monday, the LATAM Airlines Group reported that it foresees better operational prospects for the next six months, despite the profound impact of the pandemic in Latin America so far this year. In a press release, the group stated that it plans to reach a capacity greater than 50% of…

Main South American Carriers Modernize Their Fleets

With the goal of bettering passenger comfort as they compete for supremacy in South America, LATAM and Avianca have announced significant upcoming changes in their fleets, which range from the incorporation of new aircraft to the modernization of their cabins. The LATAM Group presented to a U.S. court an agreement…

Viva Aerobus Announces its 50th Airbus A321

Viva Aerobus held an official welcome ceremony for its 50th aircraft at the Monterrey International Airport, a new Airbus A321neo with registration XA-VBM, which is distinguished by a decoration alluding to this emblematic expansion of the airline's fleet. In a press release, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier informed that the new…

Aeromexico Seeks to Add 12 Boeing 737 MAXs to Its…

Aeroméxico is currently working to incorporate new aircraft into its fleet with plans to add 12 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the coming months, with the first arrival planned for October. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that these orders were in addition to the 28 that…

Viva Aerobus Increases Domestic Destinations and Beats Passenger Record

Viva Aerobus surpassed its monthly passenger record for the second time in a row in June after reaching 1.36 million registered passengers. According to a press release, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier increased passenger counts by 31% compared to June 2019. For its part, the company's load factor was 88.1% for…

Aeroméxico Resumes International Routes, Starts Flying 737 MAX

Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico is starting the second half of the year and the beginning of the summer by returning to operating international routes and launching new aircraft. Little by little, the airline is returning to operate at pre-pandemic levels. Aeromexico restarted its operations on July 1 from Mexico City…

Argentina Lowers Allowed Passenger Totals, Remains Among Countries with Most…

Argentina is the only nation that currently sets a limit on the number of passengers that can enter the country. It is calculated that the new conditions' passenger tallies represent an average of three daily international arrivals, though for the last two months, the limit represented between eight and nine…

LATAM Airlines Group Tops May On-Time Performance Reports

Two leading airline data firms — Official Airline Guide (OAG) and Cirium — recognized the LATAM Group last week as the most punctual airline in the world, followed by a group of airlines from Japan, the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India, and New Zealand. In the case of the OAG ranking…

Viva Aerobus Reaffirms Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

As part of LGBT+ Pride month, Viva Aerobus inaugurated its new Viva Store at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport with the airline's rainbow logo as a permanent testament to its commitment to diversity. According to a press release published by the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier, this commitment is materialized in various…