Latin America

New carrier Ecuatoriana Airlines gets operating license

Ecuatoriana Airlines reported to have obtained its operating permit for domestic flights in Ecuador. The carrier is planning to launch its operations in the first quarter of 2021. ...


How did August 2018 passenger demand do across the globe?

The latest update from IATA – on global passenger traffic data for August 2018 – was released on October 1, 2018, showing that demand (RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. Capacity (ASKs) increased by 5.5%, while load factor climbed 0.7% percentage point to 85.3%, – the highest for any month since at least 1990....


EU-LAC: boosting civil aviation in Latin America and Caribbean

EASA states the new field office in Costa Rica will strengthen cooperation between the two regions and support European and Latin American and Caribbean interests in civil aviation....


IATA urges Central America to brace for growth [Video]

IATA urges governments across Central America to work with industry to maximize the benefits that aviation can bring to the region. The organization notes aviation already supports 859,000 jobs and makes a $17.9 billion “contribution” to budgets of Central American countries, but this contribution is not divided equally.  ...


LATAM Airlines to start new LCC in Chile

LATAM Airlines announced plans to start a low cost carrier (LCC) in Chile with possible expansion to Argentina. The preliminary application is already in the hands of the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), the Chilean civil aviation authority, according to local paper El Mercurio....


First Boeing 737 MAX arrives in Latin America

Boeing announced the delivery of the first 737 MAX airplane for Aerolíneas Argentinas, making it the commercial debut for both the airline and Latin America....


Latin America , Caribbean’s fleet to more than double by 2036

From 2017-2036 Latin America and the Caribbean will need 2,677 new passenger and freighter aircraft to meet rising demand, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). ...


The future of Latin American aviation

Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosts the 14th Annual Forum of Latin American airline leaders, all of them grouped in ALTA (La Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo), which this time brings together some 500 participants, including executives, suppliers and government agents. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Airport Council International, with its chapter for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), a...


Sky Airline’s switch to LCC model seems successful

Chilean Sky Airline proves that the LCC model is viable in Latin America....