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Air Canada to Suspend Flights to the Caribbean and Mexico at the request of, and to Support Government of Canada COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

Source: Air Canada Air Canada today said that, beginning January 31, it is temporarily suspending flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations for 90 days in response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, particularly during the Spring Break period. The decision, designed to achieve an orderly reduction in service and minimize customer impact, was taken in collaboration with the Government of Canada following consultations. "Air Canada believes a collaborative approach with the Government of Canada involving all air carriers is the best means to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially given concerns around the variants of COVID- 19 and travel during the Spring Break period. Through consultation we have established an approach that will allow us to achieve an orderly reduction in service [...]

2021-01-30T02:15:33+02:00January 30th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet cuts flying to Mexico and Caribbean at request of Canadian government

Source: WestJet The WestJet Group today announced it would temporarily cease international flying to 14 sun destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean in response to a request from the Government of Canada. "The government asked, and we agreed," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "While we know that air travel is responsible for less than two per cent of cases since the start of the crisis, and even less today, we recognize the Government of Canada's ask is a precautionary measure. We also note that the overwhelming majority of quarantine exemptions, well over 90 per cent in fact, are connected to land borders and not air travel. We have responded to their request and will suspend service to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean." Effective Sunday, January 31 at 12:01 a.m. ET, WestJet [...]

2021-01-30T02:14:22+02:00January 30th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Aeromexico launches new service to Puerto Escondido

Source: Aeromexico To celebrate the arrival of Aeromexico's first flight for the new Mexico City - Puerto Escondido route, the authorities of the State of Oaxaca and Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA) welcomed the aircraft with the traditional water salute. The airline will operate seven weekly flights to this destination. Puerto Escondido, a port city in Oaxaca, is known for its seven beaches, including Zicatela, known by many as the "Mexican Pipeline" for being one of the best places for surfing. This beach is surrounded by palm trees and has a unique style, plus excellent nightlife. The Secretary of Tourism of Oaxaca, Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, recognized Aeromexico for launching the newest airline route with all the necessary health and [...]

2021-01-29T21:17:17+02:00January 29th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Aeromexico implements measures issued by the United States Government

Source: Aeromexico As of January 26, the United States government will require all passengers two years and older to present a negative COVID-19 test under the following conditions: The tests that will be accepted are: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or Antigen test issued by a laboratory. Date of completion of the test: Maximum 3 days before the flight departs (with or without stopovers). In addition to these requirements, the United States government has requested that passengers must fill a form to confirm the authenticity of the test result. Aeromexico has issued a flexibility waiver for passengers who, if necessary, can change their flight. More details and a FAQ section can be consulted at the following links:   Aeromexico Landing [...]

2021-01-18T22:02:34+02:00January 18th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

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|

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|

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|

Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics For November 2020

Source: Copa Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for November 2020: Operating Data November November % Change 2020 2019 (YOY) Copa Holdings  (Consolidated)   ASM (mm) (1) 551.1 1,987.0 -72.3%   RPM (mm) (2) 431.5 1,700.3 -74.6%   Load Factor (3) 78.3% 85.6% -7.3p.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 72.3% lower year over year in November, while passenger traffic (RPMs) decreased 74.6% year over year, which [...]

2020-12-16T10:04:38+02:00December 16th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Beginning tomorrow, Aerolíneas resumes its scheduled flights

Source: Aerolíneas Argentinas The first flights will be departing tomorrow from Ezeiza Airport to Jujuy, Mendoza, Ushuaia and Tucumán. Aerolíneas Argentinas has confirmed that it will resume the operation of its domestic flights with four flights to and from Jujuy, Mendoza, Ushuaia and Tucumán, which will be departing tomorrow. The day after that, flights will be operated to Mendoza, Córdoba and Salta. On Saturday, a flight will be operated to Trelew and on Sunday, flights to Bahía Blanca, Mendoza, Córdoba, Resistencia, Mar del Plata and Salta will be added to the list of destinations. Other provinces and destinations will be also added to the company’s list of routes during the following week, such as San Juan, Comodoro Rivadavia or Catamarca. [...]

2020-10-26T19:46:34+02:00October 26th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|