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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…

LATAM Firms Up Departure Date From Oneworld

LATAM Airlines will leave the oneworld alliance on May 1, 2020. The decision, announced on Friday, moves the airline’s departure from the alliance up by five months. LATAM’s fliers will enjoy oneworld benefits, like frequent-flyer benefits across member airlines and access to lounges, through April 30. LATAM's early departure from…

Peruvian Airlines Claims to Have Found Investor to Refloat Airline

Last week, domestic carrier Peruvian Airlines presumedly suspended operations following turbulent months of financial difficulties and discrepancies over tax values paid for two aircraft, which led to Peruvian authorities temporarily freezing the airline's bank accounts. Last night, however, the airline announced it was able to secure funding after a group…

Azul to Start “Ponte Aérea” Shuttle Service Between Rio and…

After months of lobbying, discussions and even open verbal fights in the media, Azul finally announced the opening of sales for their operations in the Rio/Santos Dumont-São Paulo/Congonhas "Ponte Aérea" sector, Brazil's most desired route. This comes less than two weeks after the distribution of Avianca Brasil slots in Congonhas…

Azul to Start “Ponte Aérea” Shuttle Service Between Rio and…

After months of lobbying, discussions and even open verbal fights in the media, Azul finally announced the opening of sales for their operations in the Rio/Santos Dumont-São Paulo/Congonhas "Ponte Aérea" sector, Brazil's most desired route. This comes less than two weeks after the distribution of Avianca Brasil slots in Congonhas…

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…

Air Europa Continues to Grow Latin American Market, Nears Long-Standing…

Over the past few years, Air Europa has been strengthening its route network between its hub in Madrid and Latin America, with flights to Guayaquil, Ecuador; San Pedro de Sula, Honduras and Cordoba, Argentina via Asuncion Paraguay, having been added in the last two years. The airline now flies to…

Opinion: The Future of Aviation in Latin America Will be…

Latin America is still an uncharted territory when it comes to commercial aviation. While the region is growing steadily, the general consensus is that there is more space available for new companies and a whole lot of room for new routes, both domestic and international. However, the distances and demographical…

‘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…

American Expands its Route Offering to Latin America

In an effort aimed to increase Dallas-Fort Worth's offering from 800 to 900 daily flights, American Airlines has announced the addition of 11 new routes departing from the carrier's largest hub. “We want the best for customers and that means having an expansive network out of DFW,” said Cedric Rockamore, Vice…