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Avianca's 100-year anniversary retrojet in Barranquilla, Colombia. (Photo: Avianca)

In Search of Financial Salvation, Avianca Rationalizes South America Network

This week, Avianca, the oldest airline of the Americas and second oldest in the world, celebrates its 100th anniversary. However, in recent times, the airline has not much to commemorate. Its financial situation is very fragile, with not much cash remaining and a very complex debt situation. As its latest move to overcome this delicate situation, the Colombian carrier is changing its international network focus. Avianca is withdrawing from several unprofitable routes from its Lima, Perú hub, while strengthening its…

LATAM Adds New Routes from Lima Hub Despite Airport Congestion

South America's largest carrier LATAM Airlines announced two new routes from its hub in Lima, operated by its Peruvian subsidiary LATAM Peru. The new additions reinforce the hub’s position as an important connecting point between countries in the southern hemisphere with North America and the Caribbean. Scheduled to commence on…

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…

Peru’s Biggest Airport Continues Waiting for Long Overdue Expansion

Peru's largest and busiest airport, Jorge Chavez International Airport, has long been waiting for major expansion plans to be pushed forward. This includes the building of a second runway and a new terminal that would enable the airport to double its capacity. Expansion plans were supposed to be culminated by…

Air Canada Continues to Increase Its South American Market Share

On Sunday,  Air Canada flight 1942's arrival at Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport marked the successful launch of Air Canada's non-stop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal's first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice-weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada's low-cost leisure-oriented airline, with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium…