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U.K. Introduces South American and Portuguese Travel Ban

The U.K. government has announced a new travel ban in response to a new variant of COVID-19. The new travel restrictions bar entry to the U.K. for passengers arriving from 16 countries, including many in South and Central America and Portugal from Friday 15 January at 4 a.m. The measures follow the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in Brazil that is likely to have spread into nearby countries with strong travel links. The move is similar to one made…

Peru Increases Daily Frequency Cap in Domestic Airports

Peru is increasing the cap in the number of daily frequencies it has available domestic airports from four to six. The move comes as airports across the country had worked to optimize passenger handling operations, including reducing aircraft turnaround times as well as the time passengers spend at check-in and…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 23: Airlines Under Pressure

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or through our distributor, Anchor. We…

Copa Airlines Announces New Destinations for December

From December Copa Airlines will begin to fly from Panama City o 14 new destinations in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. These new routes will be added to the 34 that the carrier is operating. In a recent announcement, Copa Airlines stated that from December, it will add…

The Current State of the Aviation Industry in Central and…

Aviation in Latin America has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three main airlines in the region: LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have declared bankruptcy and filed for the Chapter 11 process in the U.S. Latin American governments have not given enough help to the aviation industry. In this…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Schedules 83 International Flights for November

After the international reopening of Argentina, the national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas announced its November schedule, which includes more than 650 domestic and international operations. These scheduled flights mean an increase of 712% in its operations related to October. According to hosteltur, the Argentine airline restarted its domestic operations on October…

LATAM Strengthens Ties With Aeromexico

LATAM announced it is increasing the scale and breadth of its codeshares with Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico, including on flights from Peru, Colombia, Chile and Brazil. As Delta bought 20% of LATAM last year, the Atlanta-based carrier is aiming to improve synergy in the region by tighting ties between its…

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…

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.…