Aeromexico files for bankruptcy protection

Grupo Aeromexico SAB, Mexico’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy in the U.S., the fourth Latin American carrier to seek the Court’s protection after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a severe downturn in travel, reports Bloomberg. In a message on the Aeromexico website, CEO Andrés Conesa said: “We have initiated a voluntary procedure to implement a financial restructuring […]

OAG: Shake up in South America aviation

In its June 25th coronavirus update report by Becca Rowland, OAG Aviation World-wide points out that while aviation is “reeling” around the world, South America’s carriers are not receiving the significant government support that North America and Europe have seen for airlines. This will be an important factor in how the industry on these continents will emerge from the […]

Atlanta City Council votes to extend rent relief at Hartsfield-Jackson for concessionaires

The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a request by Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to extend rent relief to airport restaurant and shop operators for a year, as the concessionaires continue to suffer from drastically reduced passenger traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta City Council Transportation Committee recommended to the Atlanta City Council […]

Rituals launches the Ritual of Namasté Body

Rituals has extended The Ritual of Namasté natural skincare collection with a complementary body care line. The Ritual of Namasté Body is available now at Rituals’ travel retail locations globally. The new Ritual of Namasté body care range is comprised of advanced body care that has been developed to unveil skin’s natural radiance, using natural […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 23

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   This week’s issue of Travel Markets Insider focuses on a slew of airport and aviation developments in the Americas, beginning with the petition by several U.S. industry associations (The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores; the […]

IAADFS joins U.S. airport concessions groups seeking $5 billion in financial relief

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) co-authored a letter to the U.S. Congress with the Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA), the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the National Parking Association (NPA), and the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), asking the U.S. Congress to provide financial relief for duty free, travel retail, […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 22

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   BREAKING NEWS: FDFA cancels 2020 convention Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) today took the difficult decision to cancel its annual convention set to take place in Toronto in November 2020. Toronto is currently restricting […]

Vantage Airport Group opens new Terminal B Arrivals & Departures Hall at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport

New York LaGuardia International Airport officially opened its new Arrivals & Departures Hall at Terminal B on Saturday, June 13. The opening represented a significant milestone in the $5.1 billion transformation of the airport, reports Vantage Airport Group, the lead equity investor, developer and manager of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which has been overseeing the redevelopment and […]

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