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A Volaris Airbus A320 sitting at the carrier's hub at Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Mexico’s Volaris and VivaAerobus Expand to Colombia and South America

This week Mexican Low-Cost Carriers (LCC's) Volaris and VivaAerobus officially announced the expansion of their international operations to Colombia and South America. Volaris and VivaAerobus will begin flying to Bogotá, Colombia later this year, with VivaAerobus being first in line to launch service on August 21, followed by Volaris on October 6. Both LCCs announced the start of Colombia-bound flights to a trade show audience at the 2021 Vitrina Turística ANATO convention in Bogotá on Wednesday. Currently, the only LCCs…

LATAM Colombia Recovers Its Schedule to 100%

LATAM Colombia announced Friday the growth plan that the company will execute in the second half of the year in the country, which raises an investment that will be reflected in the incorporation of three Airbus 320 aircraft, the adaptation of maintenance infrastructure and human resources and the 20% growth…

Viva Air Launches Its New Image

On its ninth anniversary, the Colombian low-cost airline Viva Air announced on Tuesday, June 1, that it is transforming and changing its image, to be called simply "Viva." Viva started back in 2012 as “Viva Colombia,” then, in 2017, the carrier changed its name to “Viva Air,” in which it…

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…

Colombian Airlines Announce New Routes

A year after the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic and the quarantines that stopped air travel worldwide, generating millions in losses for the entire industry, several Colombian airlines have launched new routes in order to get up from what has widely beocme considered to be the worst crisis the commercial…

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…

Viva Air Expects to Increase Its Operations by 40% During…

Viva Air, the Colombian low-cost airline, is moving swiftly through its recovery process. In March it managed to exceed the pre-pandemic levels by 30% and expects to reach 40% by Easter this year. The carrier’s CEO, Félix Antelo, stated to LaRepública, that Viva Air has already exceeded the pre-pandemic levels,…

Volaris Shares 2020 Results, Projects 2021 Performance

In a recent interview with the adn40 newscast, the CEO of Volaris, Enrique Beltranena, said that the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline ended the last quarter of the year operating at 95% of its capacity. “In Dec. 2020, Volaris reach out to operate at 102% compared to the same month in 2019.…

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…

Viva Air Adds Three International Routes, Establishes New Hub in…

Viva Air, the Colombian low-cost airline, announced the launch of new routes as part of its international expansion process. The carrier will be operating direct flights from Medellín, Colombia to Mexico City, Cancún, Mexico and Orlando, Florida. The Colombian low-cost carrier expects to transport around 180,000 passengers during the first…