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South American Airlines Start Bid for Second Flight to Falkland (Malvinas) Islands

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. This step is the first towards the opening of a new route from South America continental soil to Mount Pleasant Airport since 1997, when former Chilean Carrier LAN (now merged…

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…

Airbus Forecasts 2677 Aircraft for Latin America over Next Two…

From 2017 to 2036, Latin America and the Caribbean will need 2,677 new passenger and freight aircraft to meet rising demand, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). Valued at US $352 billion, this demand accounts for 2,084 single-aisle and 593 twin-aisle aircraft. This implies that the region’s…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Dutch Antilles Express

Dutch Antilles Express, also known as DAE, dates back to 2003 when the airline consisted of various smaller carriers inside one parent company. The parent company, named Exel Aviation, started operation in 2003 with BonairExel with a single ATR 42 to operate within the Netherland's Antilles. The airline quickly became…

A Look at Brazilian Low-Cost Carrier, Azul Airlines

Azul Airlines, an airline which operates out of Brazil, may be less known internationally, but it is widely spreading to be a more prominent name within the airline industry. From its start in December 2008, according to the airline itself, it has become the fastest growing Brazilian airline. Azul serves…