The International Air Market in Latin America and the Caribbean Grew by 10% in April

Source: ALTA Air passenger traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 7.4% in April 2024, totaling 38.8 million travelers, an increase of 2.7 million compared to April 2023. Notably, the international market saw a 10% growth, with 18.3 million passengers total. Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Panama were the five busiest countries by international  passenger numbers. The extra-regional international segment grew by 8.3%, reaching almost 14 million passengers, 1.06 million more than in April 2023. The most significant extra-regional international market by passenger numbers was Mexico-USA, with 3.3 million passengers in April. The intra-regional category had the highest percentage increase, with a 16% rise, adding 603,000 passengers in April. The most considerable increases were seen on [...]

2024-06-12T12:44:53+03:00June 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI LAC welcomes First Class Experience as a New Member to its World Business Partners

Source: ACI-LAC The Airports Council International - Latin America and the Caribbean is pleased to announce the addition of First Class Experience (FCE) as a distinguished member of its World Business Partners Program (WBP). Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome First Class Experience to the ACI-LAC family. Their commitment to providing exceptional VIP Airport hosting services aligns seamlessly with our mission to elevate the standards of airport services in the region." First Class Experience, known for its exclusive VIP Airport hosting and meet-and-greet services in Aruba and Colombia, is poised to leverage the numerous opportunities that come with ACI-LAC WBP membership. Milly Paskel, Managing Director at First [...]

2024-06-12T12:51:59+03:00June 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Arajet Takes Delivery of its 10th Boeing 737 MAX as Carrier Expands International Routes

Source: Boeing Newest 737-8 supports Caribbean carrier's push into North and South America First low-fare airline in the region now flies the 737 MAX to 23 destinations Arajet's 10th Boeing 737 MAX has arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as the airline continues to grow its fuel-efficient fleet. This 737-8 delivery through a lessor supports Arajet's growth strategy throughout the Americas as the airline plans to more than double its routes in the next few years. "This tenth aircraft is unique, not only because it has a special Dominican ribbon painted on the fuselage, but because it will increase the number of connections we make with the continent. We are reaffirming our commitment to democratize the skies and be able to connect all our countries with the [...]

2024-06-12T13:05:42+03:00June 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

United Adds Nearly 200 Flights for Political Conventions

Source: United Airlines United increases capacity by 75% to and from Milwaukee for Republican National Convention in July and 118 flights to and from Chicago for Democratic National Convention in August United added nearly 200 new flights to make it even easier for convention attendees and political enthusiasts to travel to this summer's national political conventions. United will increase its Milwaukee flying by more than 75% for the Republican National Convention in July and will fly its largest schedule from its Chicago O'Hare hub since 2019 for the Democratic National Convention in August, including a 40% increase in flying between Chicago O'Hare and Washington Reagan. In total, the airline will add 72 flights to and from Milwaukee in July and 118 flights to and from Chicago in August. [...]

2024-06-12T13:37:50+03:00June 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Aena’s airports in Spain recorded over 28.2 million passengers in May

Source: Aena 11% more than in the same month of 2023 Between January and May, the number of passengers exceeded 114.7 million, 11.4% up on the same period of 2023 The airports handled 238,062 aircraft movements in May 108,380 tonnes of cargo were transported The airports of the Aena network in Spain have closed the fifth month of 2024 with an all-time record number of passengers, aircraft movements and cargo in a month of May, thus maintaining the upward trend since the beginning of the year and for most of last year. In May 2024, Aena received 28,287,870 passengers, 11% more than in the same month of 2023; it handled 238,062 aircraft movements, 10.6% more than in 2023; and it [...]

2024-06-12T13:45:14+03:00June 12th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Delta, LATAM Group to be the official airlines of Copa América 2024

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta and LATAM announced that they will be the official airlines of the Copa América 2024, an international soccer championship from June 20 to July 14 in 14 venues across the United States. Delta and LATAM announced that they will be the official airlines of the Copa América 2024, an international soccer championship from June 20 to July 14 in 14 venues across the United States. Additionally, LATAM Group will offer exclusive promotions in some of the championship's destinations in the next few days, as well as ticket raffles among its most loyal customers, so that they can attend one of the world's most important soccer events, which this year will bring together 16 American teams. [...]

2024-06-11T12:12:34+03:00June 11th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

GOAA launches “English on the Fly” Program to enhance employee communication, customer engagement

Source: GOAA The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) announces the launch of the “English on the Fly” program in partnership with UCF Global, an innovative initiative designed to improve English language proficiency among airport employees. Recognizing the diverse linguistic background of its workforce, GOAA is dedicated to ensuring that all employees have the support to effectively assist the more than 58 million travelers who pass through Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) each year. This 8-week program aims to improve job performance and job satisfaction by offering targeted English language training to all participants. Four course levels are offered to accommodate varying levels of English proficiency. Nearly 200 airport employees expressed their interest in enrolling in the [...]

2024-06-11T12:01:08+03:00June 11th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Canadian North & Air Greenland Launch New Route for Thrilling Arctic Adventure!

Source: Canadian North Get ready for an extraordinary journey like no other! Canadian North and Air Greenland are thrilled to announce a new travel experience that bridges culture, business, and tourism between Greenland and Canada. This summer from June 26 to October 23, Air Greenland and Canadian North will offer direct interline flights every Wednesday between Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Montreal, Kuujjuaq and Ottawa travellers will also enjoy same-day service to and from Nuuk via Iqaluit, making it easier than ever to reach the heart of Greenland’s charm. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.canadiannorth.com/greenland or www.airgreenland.com, or through travel agents. While on board, passengers will experience the warm embrace of [...]

2024-06-11T12:34:14+03:00June 11th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet and Virgin Atlantic announce significant expansion of codeshare relationship unlocking further international connectivity for Canadians including multiple points in India

Source: WestJet Beginning this winter, WestJet guests will have greater access to global destinations through Virgin Atlantic's network from London Heathrow WestJet will provide domestic connectivity to the newly announced Virgin Atlantic route between Toronto-Pearson and London Heathrow, beginning in Summer 2025 Beginning this winter, WestJet guests will gain access to an extensive list of unique international destinations via London's Heathrow Airport, through the expansion of WestJet's codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic. Through this expansion, WestJet will sell itineraries including flights operated by Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow (LHR) to destinations within Virgin Atlantic's international network for winter 2024/2024. By summer 2025, WestJet will also provide domestic connectivity to Virgin Atlantic's newly announced route between Toronto-Pearson and London Heathrow. Earlier [...]

2024-06-11T11:25:35+03:00June 11th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Viva Aerobus Traffic Report May 2024: Passengers increased 13.0%, reaching an 84.5% Load Factor

Source: Viva Aerobus Viva Aerobus announced its May 2024 preliminary traffic results. Viva Aerobus’ passenger traffic increased 13.0% compared to May 2023, reaching 2.3 million passengers, driven by an increase of 13.5% and 7.6% in domestic and international traffic, respectively. Load factors reached 84.5% compared to 86.8% in 2023, with a load factor mix of 86.2% and 75.6% in domestic and international, respectively. Viva Aerobus grew its total capacity in available seat miles (ASMs) by 16.4% compared to May 2023, reflecting an increase of 17.5% and 11.1% in domestic and international, respectively. “In May, we observed a sequential recovery in our load factors of 1.2pp, reflecting good passenger demand in a shoulder month. Current booking trends indicate a positive summer [...]

2024-06-11T11:32:52+03:00June 11th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|