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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…

Argentina, Colombia and Peru Airlines Have No Defined Date to…

On July 30, Peter Cerdá, Vice President for the Americas of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), stated that a large number of Latin American airlines will close if they do not resume flights in the coming weeks, due to Latin America is a region where public aid to the…

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…

LATAM Makes Significant Route Adjustments Across Multiple Countries

South American carrier LATAM has suspended ticket sales on 23 routes across its network, including several domestic routes within Chile and international routes from Brazil, Chile and Peru. At the same time, the Santiago-headquartered carrier has made the bold move to suspend international destinations from five Argentinean destinations to the…

Decision Made: LATAM Says Argentina Branch Will Go After Government…

After a week of heated discussions in Argentina, LATAM Airlines Group has reiterated its decision to stop all operations of its Argentine branch LATAM Airlines Argentina as a "taken decision," as reported by local newspaper La Nación. The news comes after the local government met with the local management of…

LATAM Airlines Group to Close its Argentina Branch

Continuing its efforts to prepare for the post-pandemic world after its entry under Chapter 11 terms, LATAM Airlines Group has announced it is closing its branch in Argentina, LATAM Airlines Argentina. According to an official statement by the company, the ceasing will last indefinitely. Before the pandemic, LATAM Argentina (previously…

The Last Gaucho: Aerolíneas Argentinas Retires Airbus A340 Fleet

On the early morning hours on Monday, Aerolíneas Argentinas' last Airbus A340-300, registration LV-FPU of Aerolineas Argentinas, had completed its last commercial flight for the company, which means the decommissioning of the aircraft type from the carrier's active fleet. The gap will be initially covered by expanding the current Airbus…

Flybondi Starts Flights to São Paulo

Flybondi, Argentina's first ultra-low-cost and currently third largest airline of the country, started operations connecting Buenos Aires to São Paulo/Guarulhos this Friday. This is the third destination of the airline in Brazil, following Rio de Janeiro (Galeão) and Florianópolis. The flight will be operated three times a week with the…

An Interview With Aerolíneas Argentinas’ New Vice President

After Alberto Fernandez took office, succeeding Mauricio Macri as Argentina's President, one of the big questions of the local commercial aviation market was who will take charge of the state-owned carrier, Aerolíneas Argentinas. Pablo Ceriani was appointed CEO of the Aerolineas holding, in a move that was perceived as a…

Human Traffic Incident Thwarted on Aerolineas Argentinas Flight

In a recent statement, Aerolineas Argentinas said that during the boarding of flight 2260, operated by Austral, on December 23 operating between Buenos Aires and Asunción, a passenger informed the cabin crew to have seen a “strange” situation at the time of check-in between a woman and a man who…