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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 treasury dependent Comité de administración del Fondo de Mitigación de Emergencias, which manages funding to be used to mitigate crises and emergencies of national interest. The committee agreed that Avianca’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…

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.…