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SKY Airlines Receives DOT Approval for Peru to U.S. Flights

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) approved at the request of SKY Airline to transport passengers, cargo and mail between Peru and Fort Lauderdale and Miami. According to ALNNEWS, The request was submitted by the airline on August 10, as part of the company's internationalization plan that began in 2019. On that occasion, the carrier indicated that “the routes to the United States were chosen due to their high demand of passengers in the local market. In addition, there…

How Latin American Airlines are Looking to Bring Back Passengers…

After weeks of lockdown orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aviation industry fallout that ensued, LATAM and Avianca Holdings were forced to file for Chapter 11 U.S. bankruptcy protection earlier this year. Peter Cerdá, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, recently…

Trip Report: A Short Domestic Hop with Peru’s SKY Airline

The domestic Peruvian market has changed a lot in the last three years. Throughout this time span, the market has seen the exit of local operators such as LC Peru and Peruvian Airlines who operated using aging Boeing 737 aircraft domestically. Though they lacked transparency in their corporate image, both…

Sky Airlines Expands to Miami with Airbus A321XLR Order

The Airbus A321XLR is gaining momentum in Latin America, as more and more carriers are selecting the extra-long range variant of the latest addition to the A320neo family. This time, Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier SKY has ordered 10 aircraft to complement its current fleet. The new order will bring SKY to…