Swissport adds six new airports in Chile as part of a significant growth strategy across Latin America

Source: Swissport As of today, Swissport is offering professional ground handling services at six additional airports in Chile. The expansion of the network is part of a comprehensive growth strategy in Latin America, which includes a multitude of new locations in Peru, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay. As part of its growth strategy in Latin America, Swissport has added six more airports to its network in Chile. The world's leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling is now represented at a total of 8 Chilean airports, covering airports in the entire country from Arica (ARI) in the north to Punta Arenas (PUQ) in the south. At all six new locations, Swissport provides passenger and ramp services to LATAM Airlines, [...]

2021-12-02T13:50:05+02:00December 1st, 2021|News, SERVICES|

Chile and Greece sign important Air Services Agreement

By Jeff Peet, Managing Editor, ALA News. In the context of long-standing economic-trade relations of great importance for both Chile and Greece, both countries signed an Air Services Agreement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens that will further consolidate bilateral ties. On the Greek side, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Konstantinos Fragkogiannis, participated and on behalf of Chile, the Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic and concurrent in Cyprus, Ximena Ares. "This agreement reinforces a very fluid bilateral relationship and will allow the promotion of greater economic cooperation between both countries, facilitating the exchange of tourists and weekly flights between Santiago and Athens," said Ambassador Ares. The agreement establishes a modern and dynamic legal framework, which will result [...]

2021-05-30T22:22:34+03:00May 30th, 2021|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SERVICES|

ALA News Celebrates its First Anniversary with an Online Event to be attended by Industry Leaders

TAKING OFF AGAIN: AIR TRANSPORTATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021  AT  10:00am, Panama City - Mexico City / 11:00am: Santiago de Chile / 12:00pm: Sao Paulo / 4:00pm: London (GMT) / 5:00pm: Madrid (CET)   Zoom: https://aegean-gr.zoom.us/j/91832933334   PROGRAMME 10:00am WELCOMING WORDS: Mr. Jeff Peet, Editor-in-Chief, ALA – Latin America Aeronoticias   10:05 am OPENING REMARKS Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Managing Director, ACI World Juan Carlos Salazar, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia   10:20 am LEADERS PANEL Moderator: Mr. Alex de Gunten, Senior Vice President Government and Industry Affairs, HEICO Corporation Panelists: Montserrat Barriga, General Director, ERA José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO, ALTA Rafael Echevarne, General [...]

2021-05-24T11:06:52+03:00May 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS, SERVICES|


Source: Goldair Goldair – Golemis Air Services has been appointed as the General Sales Agent of LOT Polish Airlines in Greece. This step is planned to increase recognition of the Polish National Carrier in Greek region, which will steer an increase on the number of tourists between Poland and Greece. Currently, LOT offers 32 connections from Warsaw and Katowice to Greece, as well as 7 connections from Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, and Wroclaw, but the carrier does not exclude any possibility of increasing the offer for the summer of 2021. Meeting the passenger’s expectations, LOT is expanding its offer of holiday destinations. This summer, the Polish carrier will increase its capacity on flights to Greece, making direct connections to 14 ports [...]

2021-05-13T23:10:33+03:00May 13th, 2021|News, SERVICES|

SITA marks a 25-year milestone in border management

Source: SITA SITA, today celebrates the 25th anniversary of its border management business, a journey that started in 1996 in readiness for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. A quarter of a century on, SITA’s border solutions are used by over 60 governments to seamlessly process two billion border crossings every year. SITA’s extensive knowledge and experience in serving the air transport industry includes delivering solutions and services for airlines, airports, and on aircraft. This has enabled the organization to diversify its portfolio over the last few decades into border management and security for governments worldwide with significant success. Jeremy Springall, VP of SITA AT BORDERS, said: "We’re immensely proud to celebrate this 25-year milestone for our borders business. We [...]

2021-05-10T21:35:05+03:00May 10th, 2021|News, SERVICES|