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Sky Airlines and Viva Air Start 2021 Announcing New Routes

Despite new Colombian requirements for travel during the pandemic, the Viva Air Group announced the recent reopening of its direct flight from Lima, Peru to Medellín, Colombia. The carrier announced that it will offer service on three weekly flights, scheduled every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and will be operated by its new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The reactivation of international flights in Colombia began on Sept. 19, while flights to Chile resumed on Nov. 23. Since those dates, international operations have…

Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is…

More Than 600,000 Passengers Were Transported in Chile During November

The monthly report of the Chilean Civil Aeronautical Board shows that passenger statistics remain 69.8% below the 2019 rates, but ratify the progressive increase in passengers on national and international routes. In November, there was a 38.9% increase in passengers transported compared to October. 608,883 passengers were transported on national…

Avianca Passenger Figures Reveal 930,000 Travelled Since September

After 90 days since the reactivation of domestic flights and 60 days since the resumption of international flights, Avianca has managed to transport a total of 936,755 on 9,686 flights. Between September and October, Avianca in Colombia handled 42.5% of domestic passengers and 22.7% of international passengers. In a press…

Copa Airlines Announces New Destinations for December

From December Copa Airlines will begin to fly from Panama City o 14 new destinations in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. These new routes will be added to the 34 that the carrier is operating. In a recent announcement, Copa Airlines stated that from December, it will add…

Aerolineas Argentinas Announces International Schedule for Summer 2021

Aerolineas Argentinas announced its international flight schedule for the summer season with a significant increase in offer and frequencies by destination. Flights to Rome, New York, Bogota, Cancun, Punta Cana and Salvador de Bahia will be resumed. The tickets will include medical insurance for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 from…

Aeroméxico To Operate Around 11,000 Flights in December

In December, Aeromexico will achieve an 84% recovery in the domestic market and 41% in the international market, with an offer of almost 11,000 flights, the airline announced Nov. 11. In a press release, the Mexican airline indicated it will increase frequencies to 31 national and international destinations. In the…

Qantas Operates Repatriation Flights While Growing Domestic Operations

COVID-19 continues to drastically affect the airline industry, and several airlines — particularly in the U.S. — are actively and rapidly adding new routes to attract passengers and stay afloat. Meanwhile, Qantas looks to work with the Australian government to bring home 1,315 Australians who are currently stuck abroad for…

LATAM Gradually Restores Passenger Operations

In September, LATAM Airlines Group offered more frequencies to domestic destinations in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador and restarted the domestic operation in Colombia. On international flights, the novelties were the routes from Sao Paulo to Montevideo, and Santiago to Montevideo, two weekly flights from Santiago to Los Angeles and…

LATAM Airlines Increases International Destinations in October

LATAM Airlines and its subsidiaries plan to operate in October between 24% and 26% of its total capacity compared to the same month last year. The carrier plans to operate 440 weekly operations — both domestic and international — compared to the 310 in September, representing an increase of 42%.…