Norwegian Argentina Boeing 737-800 and JetSMART Airbus A320 in Neuquén (Photo: Pablo Diaz- Airlinegeeks)

The Buenos Aires Aeroparque Slots Saga

Argentina's commercial aviation market is impacted by a myriad of factors that have little, if anything, to do with commercial aviation. One of the best examples of this is the story of two companies  – or three, or four – and the slots at the country's main domestic airport: Buenos Aires' Aeroparque. In 2016, Mauricio Macri's government launched an ambitious plan to revamp commercial aviation in Argentina. The plan was named "Revolution of the Planes," and it sounded too good…

Brazilian Government Suspends Avianca Brasil

The government of Brazil has suspended operations of the troubled Avianca Brasil. The decision came into effect on Friday, with the airline acknowledging the government's decision. The reason for the suspension was given as unspecified safety concerns. The airline has been in financial trouble for over a year. The Brazilian…