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A Sky Airlines A320neo (CC-AZC) at Arequipa Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon Airport. (Photo: Sky Airlines)

South American SKY Airline Temporarily Suspends Operations

Chile born SKY Airline has announced it will be temporarily suspending operations from March 25 to April 30 due to a significant slump in demand as governments throughout the region implement travel restrictions to slow COVID-19s contagion curve and passengers suspend short term travel. The news was first reported by specialized Chilean portal Desde SCL. Last week the company had to suspend all of its operations in and from Peru as the government suspended all commercial flights for 14 days…

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled at Santiago Airport as Unrest Continues

Chile’s largest airport has seen massive cancellations this weekend extended until Tuesday, after riots being held over hikes in public transportation fares led to President Sebastian Piñera to instituting a curfew, which takes place from 7 p.m. in the evening to 6 a.m. the next morning. Although air passengers are…

Qantas to Operate 787 Dreamliner Between Sydney and Santiago

Qantas has announced that its service between Sydney and Santiago is the next route to be upgraded to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the carrier's latest twin-engine offering. Though still subject to regulatory approval, the service will also have an additional three flights per week to connect the two Southern Hemisphere…

Qantas to Operate 787 Dreamliner Between Sydney and Santiago

Qantas has announced that its service between Sydney and Santiago is the next route to be upgraded to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the carrier's latest twin-engine offering. Though still subject to regulatory approval, the service will also have an additional three flights per week to connect the two Southern Hemisphere…

Indigo Partners’ JetSmart Chile Orders Six Additional A320neos, Adds New…

Three years after setting off on Chilean soil, Indigo Partners' JetSmart Chile is ready to set pace for a second base in the country in the city of Concepcion, 300 miles south of the capital of Santiago. Basing new aircraft in the Chilean provincial city, JetSmart will become the first…

LATAM Airlines Group Wants to Increase Ownership in LATAM Brasil

LATAM Airlines Group has requested authorization from the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) in Brazil to increase its stake in indirect shares of LATAM Airlines Brasil from 48.9 percent to 51 percent. Although a mere 2.1 percent increase, the move would give the group, based in Chile, a majority…

Chile Reduces Airport Boarding Fees to Boost Domestic Travel

The Government of Chile announced yesterday a plan to reduce the different boarding fees currently charged at its national airports, in an effort to reduce the impact of the fees into airfares and a further reduction of ticket prices. In the last ten years, domestic fares fell 47 percent while…

After Strong First Quarter Success, LATAM Estimates $25 Million in…

On April 10, 2018, 842 unionized cabin-crew members of Transporte Aereo S.A., one of the affiliates of LATAM Airlines Group in Chile, went on a strike that affected LATAM’s domestic operations in Chile, as well as some regional flights from Chile to other countries in South America. Despite the company taking all possible…

LATAM Workers Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, the Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express, a subsidiary of the Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, is starting a strike after mediation with their government failed to create a new labor contract. The strike is to affect all local flights and international connections in Chile of LATAM Airlines, a…

Latin American Wings: The Airline That Never Was

Despite ceasing revenue flights on March 9, Latin American Wings (LAW) completed a few flights on March 12, hours before the Chilean Aviation Authority (DGAC) revoked its AOC. A singular history of rapid expansion and spectacular failure just completed its circle. LAW was born in January 2016, with a route…