After months of lobbying, discussions and even open verbal fights in the media, Azul finally announced the opening of sales for their operations in the Rio/Santos Dumont-São Paulo/Congonhas “Ponte Aérea” sector, Brazil’s most desired route.
While Avianca Brasil’s slots may have been auctioned last week, the discussion may not yet come to an end. As legal uncertainty looms over the validity of this auction, the slot sale could be reverted.
The United States and Argentina yesterday ratified a new amendment to the bilateral 1985 Air Transport Services Agreement immediately lifting previously established reciprocity restrictions. The new agreement between U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and
The commercial aviation market in Brazil has had an intense first quarter this year. As the new government takes office, the markets are waiting anxiously for the promised economic reforms, reflecting in more investments and
Last week, LATAM held its quarterly earnings call where it presented some rather bleak financial results for the first few months of the year. In the first quarter of 2019, LATAMs earned $2.525 billion in
Air Europa applied last Friday to operate domestic flights within Brazil. The move is a direct result of new laws in Brazil allowing foreign airlines 100 percent ownership of Brazilian airlines, whereas foreign ownership was
Fort Worth-based American Airlines announced a new connection to Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday from its hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new flight will add to the carrier’s current flights to
Norwegian announced it has been granted seven weekly frequencies between Spain and Peru by the Spanish General Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) . If flights commence, the Oslo born carrier will become the fourth airline to
JetBlue announced the start of new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Ecuador’s Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) on Thursday. The new service marks JetBlue’s broader reach into Latin America
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
Viva Air, Irelandia Aviation’s South American venture, has been bringing the ultra-low-cost model and the operational capabilities from the successful Ryanair to transform the way people fly in a region historically driven by concentrated legacy
Avianca Argentina, part of the Synergy group which also owns the troubled Avianca Brazil, announced it will not be operating its much-awaited international route from its base in Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, which
Start-up and low-cost airline Flybondi took off in January looking to revolutionize the Argentinean aviation industry by providing low fares that would open up air travel to a greater percentage of the public. Now, with a
A few months after PLUNA’s demise and liquidation, Uruguayan aviation was lacking a flag carrier and, most importantly, a strategy. There were a couple of private operators that jumped right into the extinct carrier’s routes.
2018 has been a transformative year for aviation in South America; with the emergence and development of new travel options that mark a milestone for aviation in the region and a new chapter; offering more
United Airlines has reached an agreement with Latin America’s Copa Airlines and Avianca, in addition to many of Avianca’s affiliates, for a joint business agreement (JBA). Although pending government approval, the JBA is expected to provide
South America’s largest carrier LATAM Airlines announced two new routes from its hub in Lima, operated by its Peruvian subsidiary LATAM Peru. The new additions reinforce the hub’s position as an important connecting point between
Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced a major route expansion for its latest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900XWB, which will now serve Chicago and Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to New York. First delivered to the
After years-long delays and complications, Lima airport, the biggest in Peru and an important regional hub in South America is finally finishing the last touches to begin its much-needed expansion. The new plan, which has
Indigo Partners’ South American ultra-low-cost venture JetSmart has announced an agreement with SMBC Aviation capital involving the lease of five A320neos that will help the firm catalyze its short-term expansion plan in the region. JetSmart is set