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A LATAM 767-300 landing in Miami. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Miami Most Popular International Route from Chile

In September, 31,851 people were transported on international flights in Chile, mainly to the U.S. The total is 47.9% higher than in August, although it is still at historic lows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In relation to the same month of last year it represents a fall of 96.3%. According to latercera, at the end of last year, 23 airlines were operating in Chile. Today, that number reaches to 10 and there are 14 operational routes, although…

Peruvian Government Announces Restart of Flights with a Duration Up…

The Peruvian President, Martín Vizcarra, announced on Oct. 21 in a press conference that international flights allowed to enter the country may last up to 8 hours from November, as part of the resumption of international operations that began on Oct. 5. Vizcarra stated that the Government will be stricter…

Argentina’s Government Says Flights Will Come Back To Buenos Aires’…

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of the country’s only low-cost airport; Argentina’s aviation industry has had a ray of hope as the country’s transport minister confirmed that flights will be coming back to El Palomar airport in Buenos Aires as part of the nation’s plan to resume operations.…

Avianca Set To Receive Government Funding

After months of uncertainty regarding state support to commercial aviation, the Colombian government is lending up to $370 million to flag carrier Avianca to be used as part of the company’s restructuring process. The credit must be repaid before November 2021. The decision to grant funding was approved by Colombia’s…

AGLounge News Recap: Wizz Air Rapidly Expands As Other Airlines…

Thank you for reading the AGLounge News Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week's episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis on each of these stories, you can listen to the AGLounge by Airline Geeks podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Apple Podcasts. In…

Boeing Aircraft Parts to Be Manufactured in Mexico

In a recent tweet published this week, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrand, the French company SAFRAN will begin the construction of a new plant in Chihuahua will be manufacturing the interior of Boeing passenger aircraft. This announcement was made after Mexico, the United States of America and Canada…

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…

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…