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El Palomar Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photo: Pablo Diaz- AirlineGeeks)

El Palomar, Argentina’s First Low-Cost Airport, is Technically Dismantled

With the transfer of Flybondi operations to Ezeiza airport, commercial operations at El Palomar airport effectively ceased, although the terminal is technically open. The authorities had already anticipated that there was no way to guarantee the correct application of the sanitary protocols in the terminal located in the outskirts of Buenos Aires and in addition to the closure of Jorge Newbery Airport for maintenance, the only airport authorized for Buenos Aires is Ezeiza Airport. Of course, behind the constant changes…

Goodbye Penguins: Austral Líneas Aéreas Brand Disappears After Merge

At midnight on Monday, after the landing of flight AU2763, Austral Lineas Aereas operations officially ended. The brand will disappear tomorrow, Dec. 1, when the merger with Aerolíneas Argentinas is completed and it begins to operate under the callsign "Argentina." The merger process began, after a series of unsuccessful attempts…

Chilean Carriers Release Projections for 2021 Operations

The airline industry has been immersed in the worst crisis in history as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But in recent months, with the gradual borders reopening and fewer restrictions due to the lifting of quarantines, airlines have gradually resumed their operations, although still far from normal. This Wednesday,…

Aerolineas Argentinas Announces International Schedule for Summer 2021

Aerolineas Argentinas announced its international flight schedule for the summer season with a significant increase in offer and frequencies by destination. Flights to Rome, New York, Bogota, Cancun, Punta Cana and Salvador de Bahia will be resumed. The tickets will include medical insurance for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 from…

The Current State of the Aviation Industry in Central and…

Aviation in Latin America has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three main airlines in the region: LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have declared bankruptcy and filed for the Chapter 11 process in the U.S. Latin American governments have not given enough help to the aviation industry. In this…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

Argentina’s Government Says Flights Will Come Back To Buenos Aires’…

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of the country’s only low-cost airport; Argentina’s aviation industry has had a ray of hope as the country’s transport minister confirmed that flights will be coming back to El Palomar airport in Buenos Aires as part of the nation’s plan to resume operations.…

Argentina to Resume Flight Operations in Mid-October

The Argentinian Minister of Transport, Mario Meoni, confirmed on Thursday that in mid-October commercial flights will return and anticipated that the Government is "working to resolve as soon as possible" the normalization of activity. During the inauguration of construction works in a train station in the Province of Buenos Aires,…

Qatar Airways Becomes Third Airline to Suspend Its Route to…

Qatar Airways joins Air New Zealand and Emirates in announcing that it will halt flights to Argentina. The three airlines confirmed that operations will not be resumed to the South American country even after the restrictions for commercial flights ends. On April 24 earlier this year Air New Zealand was…

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…