South America

LATAM then-and-now: from leadership to bankruptcy

The history of Latin America’s leading airline and its current struggles. ...


Situation in South America’s busiest airports

Before the pandemic, South America's airport industry was on the rise. Let’s take a virtual trip to what used to be the busiest airports in the region....


American Airlines-GOL partnership to counter Delta-LATAM deal?

After American Airlines’ proposed venture with Chile’s LATAM Airlines Group was stopped in its tracks, in a true soap opera style, the U.S. carrier may once again be courting Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to counter rival Delta Air Lines’ deal and continue on its South America strategy....


Delta invest $2 billion into partnership with LATAM

Delta is further increasing its international presence. This time, the carrier will invest more than $2 billion into LATAM, the biggest airline group in South America:...


Norwegian Air seizes unique airline opportunity in Argentina

Until recently, South America has been an expensive place to fly to. One country, however, has shaken up its airline industry, scrapping regulation on minimum domestic airfares and allowing low-cost travel around the country, and the continent overall, to skyrocket. That country is Argentina. And Norwegian Air is among the many LCCs joining the race, as it prepares to launch its newest subsidiary – Norwegian Air Argentina – in over a...


IATA reports “solid” growth in July 2018, slaps EU AT controllers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports growth of passenger demand in all regions in July 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2% in comparison to July 2017, while available seat kilometers (ASKs) increased by 5.5% and load factor rose to 85.2%. Despite positive results, the association still expects rising fuel costs to have a negative effect on market growth....


Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on August 16, 2018, following multiple bomb threats....


Future private jet trends and challenges in South America

The future is promising for the business aviation market in South America, but for that potential to turn into long-term performance, some changes need to be accomplished....


ATR signs MRO deals with 3 South American operators

ATR signs MRO deals with 3 South American operators

ATR announced during the MRO Americas 2017, in Orlando, USA, April 26, 2017, the signing of maintenance agreements with three operators from Latin America and the Caribbean − Avianca Holdings, Easyfly and Caribbean Airlines.  ...


A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test in South America

Airbus announced that it has performed a ‘High and Warm’ flight test to check the engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions for its A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft by flying it to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests....