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Paraguay Resumes Commercial Flights

The main Paraguayan international airport, Silvio Pettirossi located in Asunción, resumed its commercial activities on Oct. 21, which were suspended since March 24. The Guaraní airport, located in the city of Minga Guazú, Alto Paraná, also restarted its operations. The official resumption of the commercial routes took place during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Silvio Pettirossi airport, with the presence and participation of the Paraguayan President, Mario Abdo Benítez. According to IP, during the months of April, May,…

Avianca Holdings Receives US Court Approval to Access $2 Billion…

Avianca Holdings announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to access its Debtor-In-Possession (DIP) financing totaling just over $2 billion. “The approval of the DIP financing package is a significant milestone and an important step forward for Avianca. We…

Avianca to Resume Its International Operations From El Salvador

After more than six months without operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avianca has announced it is ready to gradually resume its flights from its hub in El Salvador on September 19, once the authorities allow the arrival and departure of international flights to the country. In its initial connectivity…

First International Flight From Colombia Will Be to U.S.

The reactivation of international flights in Colombia will begin with the first commercial flight between Cartagena and Miami on Sept. 19 to be operated by U.S. low-cost airline Spirit Airlines. According to Colombian news outlet Semana, Cartagena International Airport will be the first Colombian hub to receive international flights due…

Avianca Resumes Operations in Colombia

Avianca announced that on September 1 the carrier will return to the Colombian skies, connecting from Bogotá to destinations such as Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Medellín, Montería, Pereira and San Andrés; From September 7 it will restart operations from Bogotá to Pasto, Santa Marta and Villavicencio, and from Medellín…

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…

Avianca and LATAM to Resume Operations in Ecuador Amid Bankruptcy…

After almost 3 months without any operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avianca Ecuador resumed its domestic flights with 16 weekly frequencies between the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta. According to the website ALNNEWS, the airline will resume its operations gradually, and in line with passenger demand for each…

How Latin American Airlines are Looking to Bring Back Passengers…

After weeks of lockdown orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aviation industry fallout that ensued, LATAM and Avianca Holdings were forced to file for Chapter 11 U.S. bankruptcy protection earlier this year. Peter Cerdá, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, recently…

Avianca Holdings Files for Chapter 11 Protection, Closes Peru Subsidiary

Avianca Holdings and some of its subsidiaries "voluntarily file[d]" for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York in the U.S., the airline announced on May 10. Avianca Holdings currently oversees a number of subsidiaries, the list of which includes Columbian airlines Avianca and…

Avianca Announces New Fare Structure as Part of Ongoing Efforts…

South American carrier Avianca announced a new fare structure that seeks to generate additional revenue through the sale of ancillary products. The new structure is divided into five fare groups labeled as S, M, L, XL and XXL and begins charging for seat selection along with hold luggage in the…