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A mock-up design of Boeing 717-200s in the Ecuatoriana Airlines livery. (Photo: Ecuatoriana Airlines)

Ecuadorian Startup Ecuatoriania Releases New Branding and Livery

On Thursday, Ecuadorian startup Ecuatoriana Airlines released its branding and livery on its social media platforms, making it one step closer to a potential launch in October of this year.  What is Ecuatoriania? Ecuatoriana is the launch of a new airline startup in Ecuador, named after the defunct national airline of Ecuador, Ecuatoriana de Aviación, tapping into the nostalgia of the Ecuadorian people. The now-defunct carrier was launched in 1957, steadily growing as a government-owned carrier until 1993, when it…

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…

Eastern Airlines Announces New Route Expansion

Eastern Airlines has announced another expansion in the Northeast and in South America. The third incarnation of the famed Eastern Air Lines — stylized slightly differently from newer versions — will launch eight new routes in the new year, with the first starting in late January. Earlier in the year,…

The Current State of the Aviation Industry in Central and…

Aviation in Latin America has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three main airlines in the region: LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have declared bankruptcy and filed for the Chapter 11 process in the U.S. Latin American governments have not given enough help to the aviation industry. In this…

Onboard the Newest Aircraft on the Longest Flight: Flying JetBlue’s…

JetBlue Airways expanded its route network last week with the launch of its newest route between New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new service sees JetBlue flying between its hub in the Big Apple and the Pearl of the Pacific once daily with its newest fleet arrival, the Airbus A321neo.…

JetBlue Announces New international Route with A321neo

JetBlue will begin connecting its home, New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, and Guayaquil, Ecuador with flights commencing on December 5, 2019. According to a report by FlightGlobal, the route will be operated by the carrier's new A321neo, which the first aircraft delivery is due to take place next month.…

JetBlue Adds New Service to Ecuador, Grows International Footprint

JetBlue announced the start of new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Ecuador’s Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) on Thursday. The new service marks JetBlue’s broader reach into Latin America and the Caribbean. Guayaquil is JetBlue’s sixth destination in South America and second destination in…