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An Azul Embraer 195 arrives at Campinas/Viracopos Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul Makes World’s First E-Jet Cargo Conversion

As the industry forecasts a repressed demand for the months and years to come due to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines have started to make creative use of their assets to maximize their cargo revenues, which are suffering less than passenger revenues. In Brazil, Azul, the third-largest airline of the country, has had a jumpstart by owning a handful of Quick Change ATR 72-600s, that can be converted into a full-cargo configuration in a matter of hours.…

Tocumen International Airport and Copa Airlines Adjust Facilities to Restart…

On June 17, the Civil and Aeronautical Authority extended for the third time, the suspension of international flights until July 23. International flights have been suspended since March 22, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 12, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published an open letter to the authorities…

With Future Charter Demand Served by Major Carriers, Chile’s One…

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made its first airline casualty in Chile and the second in South America. One Airlines has announced the end of its operations. The company was a charter operator based in Santiago, mostly serving the mining companies in the northern part of the…

LATAM Makes Significant Route Adjustments Across Multiple Countries

South American carrier LATAM has suspended ticket sales on 23 routes across its network, including several domestic routes within Chile and international routes from Brazil, Chile and Peru. At the same time, the Santiago-headquartered carrier has made the bold move to suspend international destinations from five Argentinean destinations to the…

Aeromexico Announces Return to Services Across the World

This week, Aeromexico announced the return of its international operations to North America, Central America, Asia and Europe. Operations to South America will take place from July, except to Colombia and Argentina due to the measures implemented by their governments. Regarding Central America, two weekly flights will resume on June…

Aeroméxico Restarts International Flights while Mexico’s International LCCs Further Reduce…

Despite the declared "sanitary emergency" in Mexico, Mexico's national carrier, Aeroméxico, is reopening some international services and increasing frequency to Asia, Europe, the United States, Canada and some Latin American countries this month and next. Aeroméxico is seeking to restart some of its routes after it suspended flights to a…

Azul’s CEO Warns That Current Bailout Package May Not Be…

With demand for air travel practically vanishing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines around the world are trying to find the best financial solutions to assure survival during the upcoming months. Generally, along with cash-preserving measures, this incurred in seeking help from governments. For Brazilian airlines, this was no different.…

LATAM Airlines Group Reports $190 Million Net Income in 2019

LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America's largest airline, presented its financial results of the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 last week. The group had its fourth consecutive year of positive results, registering a USD $190 million net income. This represents a reduction of 38.5 percent over the numbers of…

Amaszonas Uruguay Outlines its E190 Operations

Two months after the delivery of its first Embraer 190, Amaszonas Uruguay, Uruguay's sole airline, outlined the initial network to be undertaken by its new aircraft, adding it to its distribution system. The airline, which currently owns two Bombardier CRJ-200s — one of which is stored — plans to basically…

Delta Finalizes LATAM Stake Acquisition

Back in September, Delta surprised the aviation world with its unexpected announcement involving purchasing 20 percent of LATAM Airlines. The deal was completed on Tuesday, as Delta formally took ownership of shares in the South American carrier.  In a statement, Steve Sear, Delta’s president of international and executive vice president…