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Aeromexico's first 737 MAX 8 aircraft (Photo: Boeing)

Aeromexico Secures COVID-19 Testing Partnership for U.S.-Bound Travelers

In response to the new COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travelers entering the U.S., Mexico's largest carrier Aeromexico has reached agreements with two large medical laboratories in Mexico to provide discounted COVID-19 testing and benefits for its travelers in Mexico and those on partner airline Delta Airlines. Aeromexico currently operates scheduled services from its hubs in Mexico to a number of countries that require negative COVID-19 tests for entry, such as Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile,…

Volaris Grows Its A320neo Fleet

Ultra low-cost airline Volaris has incorporated a new Airbus A320neo into its fleet, hoping to build on its strategy of increased frequencies throughout its 170 route network. According to a21, with this new aircraft arrival, Volaris will have an integrated fleet of 86 aircraft with an average age of 5…

Viva Aerobus Transported More Than 8 Million Passengers in 2020

Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline, closed the year with more than 8 million passengers flying and a load factor of 80.5%. Viva Aerobus informed that in December 2020 it registered more than 1.1 million passengers transported, an increase of 15% compared to November 2020. These statistics are also close to…

Amid Lawsuit, Interjet Faces Grim Future

After the Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet announced that it will not be operating any flights from Dec. 18, the bad news keeps coming for the airline. As announced, Interjet doesn’t have the funds to pay for jet fuel and its employees are now owed over three months of unpaid…

Interjet Cancels All Flights Through 2020

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet has notified its employees that it will not be operating any flights for the remainder of 2020. The airline's operations are shut down from Dec. 18 through the end of Dec. 31, and sources close to the airline's finances have mentioned to local news sources…

Aeroméxico Places 737 MAX Back Into Service

According to a press release, Aeroméxico has coordinated with the manufacturer Boeing and the Mexican Federal Civil Aviation Agency for all the required steps and tests necessary to reincorporate the Boeing 737 MAX into operation. Currently, the airline has received six of the MAX 8 with another 44 expected to…

WestJet Adds Warm Weather Destinations

On Wednesday, WestJet unveiled its schedule for January, which highlights new route resumptions and upgauges — changes to the aircraft operating certain routes — to its Caribbean network.  The new route resumptions include Ixtapa, Mexico, and Liberia, Costa Rica, both from Calgary, Canada, while WestJet's upgauges feature its Boeing 787…

Mexican LCC Volaris Unveils Wonder Woman Livery on A320neo

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Volaris has partnered with motion picture producer Warner Bros. Pictures to wrap one of its Airbus A320neos in a special livery dedicated to DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman. The special livery is a cooperation between the two companies to promote the new film, "Wonder Woman 1984"…

The Current State of the Aviation Industry in Central and…

Aviation in Latin America has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three main airlines in the region: LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have declared bankruptcy and filed for the Chapter 11 process in the U.S. Latin American governments have not given enough help to the aviation industry. In this…

Viva Aerobus Increases Its Operations and Plans for November

Viva Aerobus announced that during November it will operate 109 routes (96 domestic and 13 international), which will be adjusted in line with market trends. In addition, this month the carrier will offer the same number of seats registered in November 2019. In a press release, the Mexican ultra-low-cost-carrier announced…