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Spirit Prepares for Major Expansion in Orlando

Spirit Airlines announced a significant expansion from their hub in Orlando. Starting this October, the airline will add nine international destinations along with two destinations in United States territories. These additional services will also be sandwiched by the introduction of services to three different cities located in the Carolinas. Starting on Oct. 4, the airline will begin service to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Panama City, Panama; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Guatemala City and Panama City will be…

Turkish Continues Efforts to Keep Istanbul as a Global Hub

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier for Turkey, flies to more countries than any other airline in the world. With destinations in over 110 nations, the airline continues its efforts to make Istanbul a global hub for travel to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. However, unlike some global airlines,…

After Strong First Quarter Success, LATAM Estimates $25 Million in…

On April 10, 2018, 842 unionized cabin-crew members of Transporte Aereo S.A., one of the affiliates of LATAM Airlines Group in Chile, went on a strike that affected LATAM’s domestic operations in Chile, as well as some regional flights from Chile to other countries in South America. Despite the company taking all possible…

TAP Air Portugal Plans to Fly from Lisbon to Buenos…

Portugal's flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal announced that it will open a route between the European country and Argentina in 2019. The announcement was made at an event being held at Portugal's Embassy in Buenos Aires. TAP representatives made the announcement in the company of Portugal's Tourism Vice Minister Ana Mendes Godinho,…

LATAM Workers Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, the Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express, a subsidiary of the Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, is starting a strike after mediation with their government failed to create a new labor contract. The strike is to affect all local flights and international connections in Chile of LATAM Airlines, a…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aerovias Brasil

In August 1942, Brazilian carrier Aerovias Brasil was formed as a product of TACA Airlines', now Avianca El Salvador, mission to form one national airline per Latin American country. During the first years of its existence, the airline operated domestic passenger flights within Brazil, as well as non-regular cargo operations,…

South American Airlines Start Bid for Second Flight to Falkland…

On February 16, Argentina and United Kingdom's governments issued a joint letter to UK embassies in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay requesting assistance in contacting airlines in their respective countries to invite them to communicate their interest in establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands.…

Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile…

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo,…

Brazil Moves Forward with U.S. Open Skies Approval, but Not…

The Open Skies Agreement between the United States and Brazil has moved closer to reality due to recent approval from the Congress of Brazil’s lower house. While this agreement still requires ratification from the Brazilian Senate, the approval from the lower house carves a slightly clearer path for a joint…

Norwegian Air Argentina Gets Government Approval to Start Operations

The recently formed Argentinian subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle obtained clearance from Argentina's Department of Transportation to operate 152 routes, both domestic and international. After a public hearing that was held last September and the Air Transport Advisory Committee's favorable ruling in late October, the last step of the process was…