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The importance of ancillary revenues in Latin America

Each year, ancillary revenues are becoming more and more important for airlines across the world. According to CarTrawler’s 2020 Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue, the simple ancillary revenue average during the first quarter for 2020 among 17 surveyed airlines was 22.1%...

Avianca seeks Chapter 11-protection to survive Covid-crisis

South American airline Avianca Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 at a court in New York South to restructure its debts and subsidiaries, the airline announced on May 10. It has appointed a group of advisors like Seabury Securities and FTI Consulting to assist the...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

Avianca firms order for 100 A320neo

After signing an MoU in February, Avianca has now firmed its order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft.  This is the largest single aircraft order made in Latin America’s aviation history. The agreement, which includes A319neo, A320neo and A321neo aircraft, allows Avianca...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...