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…

Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile…

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo,…