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A Sky Airlines A320neo (CC-AZC) at Arequipa Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon Airport. (Photo: Sky Airlines)

Sky Airlines Completes Peruvian Certification, Granted Domestic Routes

Last year, Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline announced plans to set up a subsidiary in neighboring Peru. After a few months of work, the carrier has been granted 34 routes by the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), according to a Flight Global report, Based in the country's capital city of Lima, the airline has been granted flights to destinations including Arequipa, Cuzco, Piura, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Pucallpa and Puerto Maldonado. Although the airline has not made any comments on…

Argentina’s Flybondi Begins Flying Internationally

Start-up and low-cost airline Flybondi took off in January looking to revolutionize the Argentinean aviation industry by providing low fares that would open up air travel to a greater percentage of the public. Now, with a fleet of five aircraft and 13 domestic destinations throughout Argentina, the carrier has expanded beyond…

Lima Airport to Begin Expansion After Years of Delays

After years-long delays and complications, Lima airport, the biggest in Peru and an important regional hub in South America is finally finishing the last touches to begin its much-needed expansion. The new plan, which has been no short of disputes between the airport operator Lima Airport Partners  (LAP), the ministry…

Interjet Looking to Sell Its SSJ100s

Following what could be denoted as a long and rough relationship lasting about seven years, Mexican hybrid carrier Interjet decided that it’s time to get rid of its Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100 fleet, after major recurrent headaches with the model. The airline has had several issues with these Russian airliners…

LATAM Airlines Plans Major Cabin Refurbishment While Battling Ongoing Operational…

Last week at the Boyd Aviation Forecast Summit held in Denver, LATAM Airlines' executives surprisingly announced the airline plans to spend $400 million in refurbishing the cabins of many of its existing Boeing 767s, Boeing 777s and A320 aircraft. The airline hopes that the updates will enable it to keep…

Star Peru: The Airline That is Slowly Fading Away in…

Star Peru was established in 1997 as an airline flying cargo and charter services using an Antonov An- 32. It wasn’t until 2004 when the airline took a change of direction and began flying commercially using a fleet of Boeing 737-200s to serve a bunch of domestic destinations across the…

Norwegian Air Argentina Is One Step Closer to Taking Off

In early 2017, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced its plans to start operating flights from Argentina as part of its aggressive expansion plan the airline has been putting in place in the last few years. Norwegian Air Argentina was granted permission to fly 153 routes, which were solicited to the Argentinean…

Interjet Receives Compensation for Faulty Sukhoi Aircraft

Mexican carrier Interjet placed its first order for 28 Russian Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100s in 2011 claiming to have made an unbeatably good deal, as they were offered for significantly cheaper than what was proposed by competitors such as Embraer and Bombardier. Looking back six years later, the airline has…

Chilean Low-Cost Carrier Sky Airline to Launch a Subsidiary in…

It has been a pretty eventful year for aviation in Latin America. Argentina has probably been the star of the show with its first low-cost carrier Flybondi taking off in January; with Nowregian and Jetsmart having plans to set up subsidiaries in the country in the near future. Peru, while…

Flybondi Experiences Massive Delays and Cancellations Again as El Palomar…

Argentina’s first low-cost carrier Flybondi experienced a handful of cancellations earlier this month as adverse climatic conditions hit the area near their base in the airport of El Palomar (EPA). These are a common occurrence that keep complicating their operational performance. The airline was forced to cancel all of their…