Indigo Partners Interested in Avianca Brazil’s Assets

Last week, Azul Airlines backed out of a deal to take over 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft as well as 70 slots from Avianca Brazil, valued at US$105 million, following the recent creditor approval of the carrier’s recovery plan which involves splitting the troubled carrier’s assets into seven separate units (UPIs)…

‘Lowcostization’ in South America: A Glimpse at What This Year…

2018 has been a transformative year for aviation in South America; with the emergence and development of new travel options that mark a milestone for aviation in the region and a new chapter; offering more and cheaper travel options as well as increased connectivity across countries.  In an attempt to…

LATAM De-Bundles Fares on Some International Flights, Signalling South American…

LATAM Airlines, the market leader in South America with bases in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, announced it will be changing its fare structure on some international flights, following recent changes implemented in domestic flights throughout the group’s operations. The new de-bundled fare structure will place LATAM in a…

JetSmart to Lease Five A320neos to Jump-Start Expansion

Indigo Partners' South American ultra-low-cost venture JetSmart has announced an agreement with SMBC Aviation capital involving the lease of five A320neos that will help the firm catalyze its short-term expansion plan in the region. JetSmart is set to become the second low-cost operator in the region to fly the new engine variant…

Indigo Partners’ JetSmart Commences Operations in Argentina

In an important week for the Argentinian aviation market, the newest actors have finally come to play in the newly deregulated market. While Norwegian Air Argentina started its domestic sales and set its operation launch to Oct. 16, Indigo Partners' southern venture JetSmart has started offering international routes between Chile…

JetSmart Eyes New Base in the Andes

Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) JetSmart had previously denied their interest in starting operations in Argentina, however, over the last few months, they have been hinting that they had changed their mind. The rumor was finally confirmed last Friday: they had purchased Alas del Sur, an airline that was written on paper…