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Avianca Announces New Fare Structure as Part of Ongoing Efforts to Secure Profitability

South American carrier Avianca announced a new fare structure that seeks to generate additional revenue through the sale of ancillary products. The new structure is divided into five fare groups labeled as S, M, L, XL and XXL and begins charging for seat selection along with hold luggage in the lower fare groups.  Silvia Moquera, Avianca’s Chief commercial officer, said in a press release, “With this change we focus on our clients, we understand that the traveler is the owner…

Air India Offers Hefty Discounts to Compete with Low-Cost Carriers…

Air India announced that they will offer a 40 percent discount three hours before departure. The state-owned carrier said that customers can buy the discounted domestic tickets from all outlets which include Air India’s website, mobile app and booking counters. Air India is facing stiff competition with low-cost carriers’ competitive…

Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat Seek to Adopt Higher…

Canada’s three major airlines individually announced this month that they would seek shareholder approval to amend their articles of incorporation to increase the limits of foreign ownership. The official announcements by St. Laurent, Quebec-based Air Canada, Calgary-based WestJet and Montreal-based Air Transat follow the passing of the Transportation Modernization Act…

Aerolineas Argentinas Targets Flybondi Customer Base in New, Deregulated Market

In a brief meeting on Tuesday, Aerolineas Argentinas' Revenue Management and Marketing departments unveiled the new price segment for domestic travelers: 3,000 seats will be offered starting from 499 Argentinian pesos in average per leg (about $30 for the round trip) in an attempt to regain domestic market share lost…