Airlines

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 […]

Airlines for America launches “Fly Healthy. Fly Smart.” awareness campaign

Airlines for America (A4A) – the industry trade organization representing U.S. airlines – has launched a new public awareness campaign, “Fly Healthy. Fly Smart.” Aimed at educating travelers ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the campaign includes multi-media outreach showcasing the enhanced cleaning and procedural changes U.S. airlines are implementing as well as reminding the traveling […]

3Sixty and Avianca Holdings sign agreement for On Line Market Platform for Latin American airline network

3Sixty (formerly DFASS) and airline group Avianca Holdings (AVH) have signed an agreement to convert the current inflight concessions with AVH’s controlled airlines into an innovative pre-order duty free and duty paid platform. The new Joint Business Agreement (JBA) will start with Avianca (Colombia), Aerogal (Ecuador), TACA (Peru), and LACSA (Costa Rica), and will service […]

Low cost airlines boom in Latin America

by John Gallagher The development of low cost airlines in the Latin American aviation market has been a bit of a mixed bag.  Brazilian airline Gol started operations in 2001 shortly after the expansion of the low cost model in North America and Europe in the late nineties. Many predicted a healthy future for low […]

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