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Virgin Australia Begins New Flights Amid Open Domestic Borders

The airline industry continues to feel the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 ordeal, which has forced several major carriers to be more alert and prepared than usual for massive changes. In addition,  there is a consistent notion to resume flight operations and rebuild route networks, as the carriers attempt to recapture as much as the remaining market, despite the persistent travel restrictions. Australia has not reopened its borders for long-haul travel and entry, but Virgin Australia devised the plan to…

Qantas Enacts Temporary Employee Stand-down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Summer travel demand continues to surge but will eventually decline as the leisure travel season comes to end as Fall is right around the corner. Several major countries that are usually tourist hotspots eased entry restrictions to reopen their borders and alleviated visitation and tourism limitations. In response, many carriers…

Air Canada Begins Upward Trend Towards Recovery

Many people have been forced to quarantine at home and follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 for over a year, leading many to be eager for a return to the skies and being able to travel freely, which can be seen by already crowded airports and fuller…

Reviewing the Revised American Route Map

In many industries, it is common for testing to occur before implementing something in market. Think of the very well-documented three-phase testing regime that the COVID-19 vaccines went through in 2020 or video game firms, which have a "public testing region" in which they will implement character balancing changes and…

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…

LATAM Projects a Lower Operation in February

LATAM Airlines Group reported that its operational passenger estimate for February would reach up to 35% (measured in Available Seat Kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month of the last year. This statistic is lower in relation to last January, in which the operation was 39.8%, in a scenario…

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…

More Than 600,000 Passengers Were Transported in Chile During November

The monthly report of the Chilean Civil Aeronautical Board shows that passenger statistics remain 69.8% below the 2019 rates, but ratify the progressive increase in passengers on national and international routes. In November, there was a 38.9% increase in passengers transported compared to October. 608,883 passengers were transported on national…

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…

Aerolineas Argentinas Announces International Schedule for Summer 2021

Aerolineas Argentinas announced its international flight schedule for the summer season with a significant increase in offer and frequencies by destination. Flights to Rome, New York, Bogota, Cancun, Punta Cana and Salvador de Bahia will be resumed. The tickets will include medical insurance for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 from…