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June 19, 2024
A look at the Latin American airlines’ recovery

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Slowly but surely, the Latin American carriers are restoring their pre-pandemic capacity levels. According to OAG, the region is approximately 25% below the number of flights it offered in 2019, above the world trends. Some operators have recovered faster and are already over pre-COVID levels, like Viva Aerobus, while others are lagging, like Avianca. So, let’s take a look at the Latin American airline’s recovery. 

Flights are coming back 

According to Cirium’s database, the airlines operating domestically and internationally in the Latin American region have scheduled 192,171 flights in October 2021. That number is a 27.2% decrease compared to October 2019. Nonetheless, the capacity in these flights has recovered faster since it is only 22.9% below its pre-pandemic numbers. 

Slowly but surely, the Latin American carriers are restoring their pre-pandemic capacity levels. According to OAG, the region is approximately 25% below the number of flights it offered in 2019, above the world trends. Some operators have recovered faster and are already over pre-COVID levels, like Viva Aerobus, while others are lagging, like Avianca. So, let’s take a look at the Latin American airline’s recovery. 

Flights are coming back 


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Daniel Martínez Garbuno
Daniel Martínez Garbuno is a Mexican journalist. He has specialized in the air industry working mainly for A21, a Mexican media outlet focused entirely on the aviation world. He has also published on other sites like Simple Flying, Roads & Kingdoms, Proceso, El Economista, Buzos de la Noticia, Contenido, and Notimex.