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Three Main Latin American Carriers Reinforces Strategies to Protect Passengers

The main Latin American airlines LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico have announced campaigns to reinforce the safety and operational hygiene protocols offered to its passengers, all in line with the recommendations of international authorities. Aeroméxico Expands Agreements with Medical Laboratories Aeroméxico signed agreements with four medical laboratories, which will be added to the previous two that the carrier already works with, to offer discounts and other benefits on COVID-19 tests for the carrier’s passengers who have a valid reservation with Aeroméxico…

Avianca Strengthens Network, Increases Number of Routes by 77%

Avianca started the year by strengthening its operation, increasing its routes by 77% and its frequencies by 124% compared to October throughout its network. Julián Laverde, Avianca's Vice President of Network Operations, commented in a press release that “For several months our efforts have been focused on improving operational processes…

Avianca Transported 929,000 Passengers Over Holiday Season

Between Dec. 2020 and Jan. 11, 2021, Avianca moved more than 929,000 passengers across 9,287 flights in its network of domestic and international routes in Colombia, which reflects that air traffic is still active. In the domestic market, more than 747,000 passengers flew on 7,192 flights and on international routes…

Avianca Passenger Figures Reveal 930,000 Travelled Since September

After 90 days since the reactivation of domestic flights and 60 days since the resumption of international flights, Avianca has managed to transport a total of 936,755 on 9,686 flights. Between September and October, Avianca in Colombia handled 42.5% of domestic passengers and 22.7% of international passengers. In a press…

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…

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…