Perfect Timing: Edelweiss Extends Leisure Travel Business Model to Argentina

As analysts, we tend to think about commercial aviation in a country merely considering the outbound routes and the domestic connections. But by forgetting the inbound aspect of the operation, we miss half of the picture. Last week, in an event held in Buenos Aires, Lufthansa Group's airline Edelweiss announced…

LATAM Argentina Changes Baggage Policy Following Deregulation, Adopts LCC Leaning…

Following the changes in the Argentinian market and the new players that will begin operations in the upcoming months, the classic operators find themselves needing to find ways to remain competitive. With that in mind, LATAM Argentina has announced a change in its baggage policy which brings it closer to…

Norwegian Air Argentina Is One Step Closer to Taking Off

In early 2017, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced its plans to start operating flights from Argentina as part of its aggressive expansion plan the airline has been putting in place in the last few years. Norwegian Air Argentina was granted permission to fly 153 routes, which were solicited to the Argentinean…

Aerolineas Argentinas Sets Tight Due Date for Fleet Replacement

In a changing and challenging commercial aviation market such as the Argentinian one, there are two long-awaited decisions that suffered significant delays in the last months. Those are Aerolíneas Argentinas' fleet replacement selections, both in the 100-seat and the long-haul segments. On one hand, the 96-seater Embraer 190AR is to…

Argentina’s Newly Deregulated Domestic Market Exceeds All Sales Expectations

August 1 marked the first day in which Argentina's domestic market band prices for airfares were effectively removed resulting in a staggering number of over 100,000 tickets sold in one day. For a market that, in 2017, represented roughly 18 million passengers, the numbers doubled the average sale. Following a…

Flybondi Experiences Massive Delays and Cancellations Again as El Palomar…

Argentina’s first low-cost carrier Flybondi experienced a handful of cancellations earlier this month as adverse climatic conditions hit the area near their base in the airport of El Palomar (EPA). These are a common occurrence that keep complicating their operational performance. The airline was forced to cancel all of their…

Aerolineas Argentinas Targets Flybondi Customer Base in New, Deregulated Market

In a brief meeting on Tuesday, Aerolineas Argentinas' Revenue Management and Marketing departments unveiled the new price segment for domestic travelers: 3,000 seats will be offered starting from 499 Argentinian pesos in average per leg (about $30 for the round trip) in an attempt to regain domestic market share lost…

Argentina Removes Airfare Minimums, Deregulates Domestic Market

In an unexpected move, Argentina's Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich announced that national administration will no longer set minimum prices for domestic airfares, starting on August 15. This means that the market will be able to advertise tickets for flights well below the existing "price bands" that were imposed in…

JetSmart Eyes New Base in the Andes

Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) JetSmart had previously denied their interest in starting operations in Argentina, however, over the last few months, they have been hinting that they had changed their mind. The rumor was finally confirmed last Friday: they had purchased Alas del Sur, an airline that was written on paper…