Articles tagged “avianca airlines”

Latin America’s Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy

Latin America’s Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy

Noe Torres, Reuters

While the airline says it's on track to increase international and domestic flights next month, it may struggle to fill those seats following a Chapter 11 announcement.

6 days ago

This Crisis Will Reshape Latin America’s Airlines Forever

This Crisis Will Reshape Latin America’s Airlines Forever

Marcelo Rochabrun, Reuters

In the recent past, the big Latin American airlines — Latam and Avianca included — were fat, happy, and not particularly profitable. The Latin American airline industry needs to hit the reset button. It's a shame Covid-19 had to hit, but perhaps now things will change. Look for discount airlines to increase market share.

1 week ago

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Beleaguered Avianca Faces Two Bribery Probes

Julia Symmes Cobb, Reuters

One probe of Colombian airline Avianca is looking at whether a top executive took bribes from Airbus. Another probe is checking whether the airline gave free plane tickets to public officials in return for favors. Both stories are unfortunate distractions from the financial and strategic turnarounds that the company needs to be focusing on.

5 months ago

CEO Interview: Avianca Brasil Plots Global Expansion

CEO Interview: Avianca Brasil Plots Global Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

Despite its well-known name, Avianca Brasil is a lot smaller than most travelers might think. But it's growing and recently started flying to Miami and New York. Expect to see more new long-haul routes soon.

3 years ago

Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

Jose Enrique Arrioja and Christine Jenkins, Bloomberg

Avianca's strongest competitor, Latam Airlines, hasn't had the easiest time since 2012, when two influential carriers – Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM — closed their merger. But Latam is finally making money, and it's likely Latin America's leading carrier. Avianca has some work to do to keep pace.

3 years ago