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Arriving in Recife following Azul's first Airbus A330-900neo flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Latin American Low-Cost Carriers Trust They Will Recover First

After being announced as the new CEO and Executive Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association CEO, José Ricardo Botelho, announced that airlines operating in the Latin American and Caribbean market transported 1.08 million passengers in April, 97% less compared to April 2019, the last time 1 million people traveled in a month was in the 1960s. The situation in May was very similar. He also declared, “for June a slightly better situation looms with the opening…

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…

Interview: Speaking with SKY Peru One Month Into Operations.

After years of sustained growth serving domestic and regional destinations in South America, Chilean SKY Airline is confident to venture abroad. Having recently set up a base in neighboring Peru, the airline sees a huge growth potential in the country, where the average citizen takes 0.6 trips each year compared…

Low-Cost Service in South America Ramps Up

South America’s domestic and regional aviation markets have been undergoing a significant transformation over the last few years with an increasing number of operators bringing low-fare alternatives to the region, changing the conceived perception of air travel and the way people fly. Both Indigo Partners' Chilean headquartered JetSmart's newly launched…

Sky Airlines Completes Peruvian Certification, Granted Domestic Routes

Last year, Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline announced plans to set up a subsidiary in neighboring Peru. After a few months of work, the carrier has been granted 34 routes by the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), according to a Flight Global report, Based in the country's capital…