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Norwegian Air Argentina receives Air Services Operator Certificate

Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) has finally received its Air Services Operator Certificate (AOC), from the Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC). The document is a significant one for the carrier as it basically recognizes its status as a commercial airline. It also confirms that it has complied with safety and quality standards to conduct aeronautical operations and activities in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Argentine Republic. Upon …

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Argentina: Flybondi obtains Air Operator’s Certificate, prepares for launch

The Argentine Civil Aviation Authority recently announced that it has issued an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to Flybondi. With the certification process already finished, the emerging low-cost airline has already begun selling tickets with its proposed launch set on January 26. Flybondi would start with flights from Córdoba Int’l to each of Iguazu, San Carlos de Bariloche (starts January 27), and Mendoza (starts January 29). After those, flights from Mendoza …

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LatAm Aviation Defies Protectionism

by Larry B. Pascal – Latinvex.com Although President Trump has criticized free trade policies such as the NAFTA, in Latin America in general and in the aviation sector in particular, we continue to see a variety of important market opening and cross-border developments.  In Chile (Sebastian Pinera), Argentina (Mauricio Macri), Peru (Pedro Pablo Kuczynski), Brazil (Michel Temer), we have seen the rise of right-of-center leaders who more openly embrace free trade …

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Norwegian Air Argentina gains green light to start operations

Norwegian Air Argentina has been given clearance by the Department of Transportation to start operations on 152 domestic and international routes. The Ministry of Transportation finally gave the formal approval on December 11. This came after a public hearing in September and a positive ruling from the Air Transport Advisory Committee in October. Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) had asked for 155 routes but only got 152, after the Ministry heeded …

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Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay make progress in regional ANSP integration and cooperation

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay reiterated to continue collaborating to attain higher operational safety, quality and efficiency standards in air navigation services. Delegates from the four countries’ Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) met in Buenos Aires for the Second Regional Integration and Cooperation ANSP Meeting, within the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Leaders’ Forum. The meeting was organized in part, by Empresa Argentina de …

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IATA signs MoU with Argentina to help develop air transport in the country

The International Air Transport Association has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Argentina to help boost aviation in the country. IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, remarked that the new agreement would “open the door” for further development of air transport in the country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) emphasizes the exchange of information and know-how in areas such as data sharing to back safety operations, the …

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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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