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

SKY Airline Relaunches Lima – Punta Cana Route

Continuing with its growth plans in the region, SKY announced that it will relaunch its international route Lima – Punta Cana, Punta Cana – Lima, which will begin operating on January 3, 2022. Despite the fact that at the end of 2019, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, SKY Airline announced and began operations to Punta Cana and other destinations such as Cancun and Miami, and despite the fact that as a result of the pandemic it had to suspend…

Chilean Low Cost Airline SKY Plans 2021 With Outsized Growth

Although the aviation industry in Latin America is still largely depressed by prevailing travel restrictions — especially in the international market — domestic traffic in Chile has been recovering in recent weeks as travelers are anxious to get back to the skies. Last year was the most difficult in at…

Colombian Viva Air Continues Grab for Stronger Market Position

Colombian low-cost carrier Viva Air has already reactivated all of its pre-pandemic operations and is now working on adding new routes to various domestic and international destinations as a part of the recovery of the airline industry across both Colombia and all of South America. Last year, the Colombian low-cost…

Lima Airport Signs Renewables Contract As It Begins Expansion Project

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) — the parent company managing Lima, Peru's Jorge Chávez International Airport — and Engie Energía Perú, signed this week a contract for the latter company to supply the airport's main terminal with renewable energy covering all of its energy needs. The deal will also cover the…

Viva Air Launches Its New Image

On its ninth anniversary, the Colombian low-cost airline Viva Air announced on Tuesday, June 1, that it is transforming and changing its image, to be called simply "Viva." Viva started back in 2012 as “Viva Colombia,” then, in 2017, the carrier changed its name to “Viva Air,” in which it…

SKY Airline Inaugurates Interregional Routes in Peru

SKY continues to bet on the Peruvian connectivity and inaugurated new interregional routes this week. According to alnnews, this April 12 and 14 respectively, the routes between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado, and Tarapoto and Iquitos were inaugurated. “We are very proud to start low-cost and direct flights between Cusco and…

Viva Air Expects to Increase Its Operations by 40% During…

Viva Air, the Colombian low-cost airline, is moving swiftly through its recovery process. In March it managed to exceed the pre-pandemic levels by 30% and expects to reach 40% by Easter this year. The carrier’s CEO, Félix Antelo, stated to LaRepública, that Viva Air has already exceeded the pre-pandemic levels,…

Peruvian Congress Commission Approves Creation of National Carrier

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transport Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved by a majority (9 votes in favor and 1 against) a bill that declares the creation of a national airline of interest. It is important to remember…

Viva Air Peru Closes 2020 With 81% Growth

Viva Air Peru managed to maintain its market share at 11% and increase its punctuality rates by 87%. The carrier closed the year with operations on seven national and two international routes. Viva Air Peru closes the year with a load factor of 81% since the reactivation of its operations,…

Peru Increases Daily Frequency Cap in Domestic Airports

Peru is increasing the cap in the number of daily frequencies it has available domestic airports from four to six. The move comes as airports across the country had worked to optimize passenger handling operations, including reducing aircraft turnaround times as well as the time passengers spend at check-in and…