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Avianca, SKY Merge, Creating Large South American Low-Cost Airline

Avianca — the Colombian airline which in May 2020 requested to file for bankruptcy in the U.S. for the second time in 20 years — announced today a new business move that will allow it to consolidate its operation in the domestic and international market. According to the Diario Financiero de Chile, SKY Airline CEO Holger Paulmann said yes to the merger with the Colombian carrier, with the aim of becoming the largest low-cost airline in Latin America. This comes…

Avianca Announces New Domestic, International Routes

Avianca continues to expand its network of destinations and strengthen connectivity both within Colombia and across the Americas. After announcing the launch of five new routes that will begin to operate at the end of the year, in addition to the reactivation of seven more routes from September, the Colombian…

Avianca Continues Transition to Low-Cost Structure

Everything seems to indicate that Avianca will be changing in its traditional operating model for the low-cost model. As announced In recent weeks, the Colombian carrier has put major focus on drastically reducing its expenses, working on cutting costs while, according to all reports, scaling back its service significantly. Apparently…

Avianca Adds New Routes, Resumes Additional Flights

In order to offer its travelers more connectivity opportunities, Avianca announced the sale of five new routes that will begin to operate at the end of the year and the reactivation of seven more routes from September. After inaugurating seven domestic and international routes this year, five new routes will…

Avianca Launches 23 New International Routes in Bid to Capture…

Colombian flag carrier Avianca announced this week that it would continue its network expansion, making one of the biggest in Latin America even larger with the launch of 23 new international routes. This comes after the carrier inaugurated six domestic and international routes already this year: Medellín, Colombia to Cancún,…

Main South American Carriers Modernize Their Fleets

With the goal of bettering passenger comfort as they compete for supremacy in South America, LATAM and Avianca have announced significant upcoming changes in their fleets, which range from the incorporation of new aircraft to the modernization of their cabins. The LATAM Group presented to a U.S. court an agreement…

Copa Airlines Expanding Network with Increased Frequencies to the United…

After a year and a half of COVID-related challenges, Copa Airlines is starting to ramp up its operations in the United States. Beginning this June, the airline will offer new flight frequencies to six major cities along the East Coast and West Coast, expanding its network to over 55 destinations…

Avianca Holdings S.A. Announces Adrian Neuhauser as President and CEO

Avianca Holdings S.A. reported in a press release that Adrian Neuhauser was appointed President and CEO of the carrier last April 28, effective immediately. Neuhauser succeeds Anko van der Werff, who resigned on the same day from his position in the Colombian airline, to assume a new position as CEO…

South American Major Carriers Increase Domestic and International Capacity

Two of  South America's biggest airlines, LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have announced an increase of its domestic and international routes. As known, these carriers are facing debt structuring processes under Chapter 11 protection of the United States Code, but they are on continuous reactivation as the economy of the region…

Avianca Suspends International Flights

The evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the end of the pandemic is still further away than we once expected. While vaccination progresses in more than 100 countries all around the world, there are still many restrictions and border closures due to the appearance of new virus variants.…