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ALTA, IATA Sign MoU with Argentine Government to Improve Air Transport Competitiveness

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Argentine government to improve air transport competitiveness in Argentina. Argentina’s Transport Minister, Guillermo Dietrich; ALTA’s Executive Director, Luis Felipe de Oliveira and IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, signed the MoU that focuses on the exchange of information, expertise and capabilities in …

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Last ‘Incredible’ Airline Opportunity Opens in Argentina Skies

By Fabiola Moura and Eduardo Thomson Bloomberg.com The skies over Argentina have airline industry veterans lining up planes. The nation’s vast territory and a young working population in Buenos Aires with links to faraway hometowns are two attractions. Join those with a government willing to open virtually untapped markets — currently served almost exclusively by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas SA — and the potential is huge. That’s what Michael Cawley is betting …

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Flybondi, Argentina’s first low-cost carrier, gets government’s green light

Argentina finally got its very first low-cost carrier after Flybondi got the green light from the government to operate 85 routes for the next 15 years. Argentina’s Ministry of Transport gave the approval to the new low-cost carrier, which would now fly 43 domestic, and 42 international routes. The Buenos Aires-based airline also said that it plans to use the Boeing 737-800NG on its routes. The aircraft will be designed …

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IATA points out keys to success for Latin America’s aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) advocated for Latin American governments to address significant infrastructure deficiencies and apply Smarter Regulation principles in order to fully maximize aviation’s many perks. “With passenger growth in Latin America expected to double by 2034, the air transport industry’s contribution to regional GDP could jump from $140 billion to $322 billion. The industry is on a path to achieving that growth sustainably. People want and …

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Argentina’s Labor unions protest against aviation industry deregulation

In spite of the glowing endorsement of Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and the Ministry of Transport of the state-owned Aerolineas Argentinas, the industry in general has started a process of deregulation that has drawn the ire of labor unions. Its members claim deregulation of the airline industry puts at risk the local and state-run Aerolineas Argentinas. The Association of Aeronautical Technical Personnel (APTA), the Association of Aeronautical Personnel (APA), the …

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Norwegian Air Argentina gains traction for operations later this year

The Norwegian Group’s brand new South American unit, Norwegian Air Argentina, is slowly getting ready to lift off after the group’s Board of Directors approved a plan of operation. Pending regulatory approval, the start-up carrier would begin the recruitment of staff late in the summer, with services expected to commence not long after. Norwegian Air Argentina has forwarded an application for route authorities to the Argentine government. A route determination …

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The United Kingdom and Argentina have signed an updated Air Services Agreement

British Air Services director Mark Bosly signed the agreement with the Argentine Transportation Ministry, which will improve air connectivity between the two countries. The agreement was designed to boost commercial ties between th UK and Argentina, with more direct flights being planned. The agreement comes at a right time for the South American nation as it opens its doors to the world with its hosting of the G20 summit next …

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Argentina approves 135 new airline routes

Argentina’s civil aviation authority approved on Monday 135 new routes for five airlines looking to operate in Latin America’s No. 3 economy at more competitive prices. The routes were approved at a public meeting that was held by Argentina’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC). Their combined investments in Argentine flights is projected to bring in $1.7 billion over the next four years, said Argentina’s Director of Transportation, Guillermo Dietrich. The companies …

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