Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics for December 2020

Source: Copa Holdings Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for December 2020: Operating Data December December % Change 2020 2019 (YOY) Copa Holdings  (Consolidated)   ASM (mm) (1) 832.3 2,124.5 -60.8%   RPM (mm) (2) 622.6 1,814.0 -65.7%   Load Factor (3) 74.8% 85.4% -10.6p.p. 1.  Available seat miles - represents the aircraft seating capacity multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown. 2.  Revenue passenger miles - represents the numbers of miles flown by revenue passengers 3.  Load factor - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized Consolidated capacity (ASMs) came in 60.8% lower year over year in December, while passenger traffic (RPMs) decreased 65.7% year over year, [...]

2021-01-15T20:03:55+02:00January 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Pandemic recovery presents opportunities for addressing gender imbalances in air transport: ICAO Secretary General

Source: ICAO ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu addressed the members of the Women in Aviation International’s India Chapter on 8 January 2021, providing introductory remarks to its virtual meeting on “Connecting the dots – Recovery for aviation, tourism and hospitality”.   The Secretary General’s comments focused mainly on the significant gender equality challenges still facing the air transport sector, and the opportunity to address current imbalances as the sector pivots and recovers from COVID-19.   “While it is becoming more common to see women in positions of power and prominence, in both the public and private sectors, we still remain under-represented in most professional, leadership, and decision-making categories,” Dr. Liu noted. “In the aviation sector more specifically, which is [...]

2021-01-14T01:19:23+02:00January 14th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

LATAM reinforces domestic connectivity in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Source: LATAM With the resumption of 11 domestic routes in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, LATAM Airlines Group estimates that the operation for January 2021 could reach 40%, when compared to the same month of 2020. These new routes would total 770 daily domestic and international flights connecting 112 destinations in 16 countries. Of the LATAM affiliates, Chile projects a passenger operation of 30% for January due to setbacks in the reopening processes of many regions across the country and increased restrictions for both domestic and international transport. LATAM Cargo foresees a beginning of the year in which it will maximize the use of its fleet, especially before February 14, in order to strengthen logistics for the transport of flowers [...]

2021-01-13T18:22:14+02:00January 13th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

ALA News Becomes Media Partner of Aviation-Event

AirNews Latin America/América Latina Aeronoticias, is pleased and proud to announce its incorporation as Media Partner of Aviation-Event - www.aviation-event.de Such an alliance will provide AirNews Latin America with access to one of the most active and effective actors in the sector to further our coverage and participation in some of the greatests projects and initiatives in the world of aviation. Welcome Aviation-Event to a long lasting and fruitful exchange and relationship!

2021-01-12T12:08:46+02:00January 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Avfuel Joins ALTA

Source: ALTA   Avfuel, an independent global supplier of aviation fuel and services with over 45 years of trajectory, joins the group of ALTA members. With more than 3,000 locations around the world, Avfuel provides reliable fuel supply, operating systems, training, marketing support, credit and financing, tax assistance and insurance to airlines, transportation and cargo companies, corporate flight departments and airports, to name a few. “I am delighted to welcome Avfuel, a company dedicated exclusively to the aviation industry that I am sure will bring value to the activities of the Fuel Committee and to the campaigns we develop at ALTA to continue improving supply, services and regulations related to fuel in Latin America and the Caribbean. At this time [...]

2021-01-12T11:41:53+02:00January 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

New Travel Restrictions Across Latin America and the Caribbean Threaten Economic Recovery

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), are jointly expressing their deep concerns about the new measures and restrictions imposed on air travel across Latin America and the Caribbean. In a call to governments they are asking for the implementation and adherence to internationally agreed measures which permit safe air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rolling back the progress made on restoring air connectivity in 2020 will have an adverse effect on the socio-economic recovery in the region, placing millions of jobs at risk. 2021 began as a promising and hopeful year with [...]

2021-01-11T17:18:08+02:00January 11th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Boeing Charged with 737 Max Fraud Conspiracy and Agrees to Pay over $2.5 Billion

Source: U.S. Department of Justice The Boeing Company (Boeing) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. Boeing, a U.S.-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells commercial airplanes to airlines worldwide, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in connection with a criminal information filed today in the Northern District of Texas. The criminal information charges the company with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Under the terms of the DPA, Boeing will pay a total criminal monetary amount of over $2.5 billion, [...]

2021-01-08T04:20:57+02:00January 8th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO welcomes resolution of Gulf airspace restrictions

Source: ICAO The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) welcomed the announcement this week on the easing of Gulf airspace restrictions.   “This resolution to the former Gulf airspace restrictions will help assure that the important socio-economic benefits of international air connectivity can be better optimized among all the countries concerned,” commented Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano.   “ICAO's role is to work with and among sovereign States to ensure more open skies globally, and continuously improving levels of aviation safety, security, and sustainability.”   ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu also welcomed the new developments from the Gulf, recalling that the ICAO Secretariat, through its Regional Office in Cairo, had rapidly established contingency routes to ensure the safety and regularity of [...]

2021-01-08T04:24:08+02:00January 8th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

2020 pone a prueba la flexibilidad de Iberia para adaptarse a su año más complicado

Fuente: Iberia Iberia despide 2020 como el año en que lo normal se ha vuelto extraordinario y viceversa, y su capacidad de adaptación -como la de otras muchas empresas- se ha puesto a prueba como nunca antes. La aerolínea empezó 2020 con un gran impulso: resultados históricos en 2019, nuevos uniformes, la apertura de las rutas con Washington, El Cairo y Lubliana, vuelos diarios a Tokio y Puerto Rico, la incorporación de nuevos aviones A350 y A320neo y la renovación del servicio a bordo, entre otros proyectos, pero el COVID obligó a reinventarse de un día para otro. Ante la situación excepcional creada por la pandemia y las restricciones al tráfico de pasajeros adoptadas por la mayoría de los países, [...]

2020-12-28T21:30:25+02:00December 28th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

The Ministry of the Environment of Chile Acknowledges Santiago’s Nuevo Pudahuel Airport For Its Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Source: Nuevo Pudahuel The recognition is due to the fact that the concessionaire reached level 2 by measuring and reducing its GHG emissions as per the program requirements. Huella Chile is the name of the initiative that seeks to promote the measurement, reporting and control of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, which today gives its seal to Nuevo Pudahuel. The program originated in the Ministry of the Environment and grants recognition in 4 levels, ranging from the measurement of carbon footprint to a declaration of excellence. The recognition is due to the fact that the concessionaire reached level 2 by measuring and reducing its GHG emissions as per the program requirements. This recognition is part of Nuevo Pudahuel’s commitment to different [...]

2020-12-23T12:38:11+02:00December 23rd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|