Articles Tagged ‘South America’

American Airlines dominates market between North and South America; capacity up 9% versus last January

American Airlines dominates market between North and South America; capacity up 9% versus last January

Non-stop services between airports in North and South America are growing steadily with several carriers launching new services in recent months. We rank the top 12 country pairs and the top 12 airlines in the market, and reveal the top 10 airports in each region for capacity to the other. Plus we reveal what made […]

Air France challenging Iberia and TAP Portugal to be number one carrier in Europe - South America market

Air France challenging Iberia and TAP Portugal to be number one carrier in Europe – South America market

Air France began flights to Montevideo (Uruguay) this week, its ninth destination in South America. Only TAP Portugal serves more points in South America from Europe with 11. European carriers have 75% of the non-stop market, with KLM and Lufthansa the fastest-growing.

Santiago de Chile: traffic +19% in 2012; LATAM has 67% international seats in April 2013

Santiago de Chile: traffic +19% in 2012; LATAM has 67% international seats in April 2013

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, better known as Santiago de Chile International Airport, saw it’s traffic increase by a fifth in 2012 and now readies up for LATAM’s growth.


Peru traffic grows 12% in first half 2012; domestic capacity up 20% in November, but LAN still dominates

Peru traffic grows 12% in first half 2012; domestic capacity up 20% in November, but LAN still dominates

Recently pronounced the new economic tiger, the South American country of Peru remains in the shade of bigger players in the region. However, as its raw-materials based economy remains strong amidst the global slowdown, Peru’s aviation is booming. But which three airlines hold over three quarters of international market? How fast does Star Peru, the […]

Pluna's collapse bad news for Uruguay and Montevideo Airport; non-stop links to five Brazilian airports lost

Pluna’s collapse bad news for Uruguay and Montevideo Airport; non-stop links to five Brazilian airports lost

Uruguay appears to have lost its flag-carrier for the time being. How has traffic developed in recent years at the country’s main airport? How dominant was Pluna at Montevideo Airport? And which airlines stand to gain most from the carrier’s demise?

Paraguay reports 23% growth at Asunción airport in 2010

Paraguay reports 23% growth at Asunción airport in 2010

One of Latin America’s lower-profile countries has similar attributes to which European country? How has traffic developed since 1994 and how big is its national carrier? Which other airlines serve this land-locked country and which carrier will be arriving in December?


Peru's traffic grows as Lima doubles in six years; TACA Peru expands to take on dominant LAN

Peru’s traffic grows as Lima doubles in six years; TACA Peru expands to take on dominant LAN

Big celebrations just took place at Lima Airport, but how has traffic developed under Fraport’s influence? Which markets dominate Peruvian traffic? And which European airline is resuming services to Lima later this year?

Ecuador eagerly awaits new capital airport in Quito; TAME, AeroGal and LAN Ecuador lead in domestic market

Ecuador eagerly awaits new capital airport in Quito; TAME, AeroGal and LAN Ecuador lead in domestic market

The land of the Galapagos Islands attracts people from all over the world, but how competitive is its air travel market? Which are the leading international country markets and what is driving the decision to build a new airport to serve the capital?

New-look Aerolíneas Argentinas to join SkyTeam in 2012; routes to Barcelona and Madrid represent 23% of ASKs

New-look Aerolíneas Argentinas to join SkyTeam in 2012; routes to Barcelona and Madrid represent 23% of ASKs

Argentina’s flag carrier has had a difficult decade but now has a smart, new visual identity and the chance to join a global alliance. Which new aircraft type has its subsidiary Austral recently taken delivery of?


Chile air traffic growing again after February earthquake; LAN accounts for 60% of international and domestic flights

Chile air traffic growing again after February earthquake; LAN accounts for 60% of international and domestic flights

Everyone knows about Santiago but how many other commercial airports does Chile have? How seasonal is demand at the country’s main airport and how big is the international market? Which are the leading country markets?

Sao Paulo Guarulhos traffic up 7% in 2009; TAM and GOL/Varig share 60% of flights; Qatar Airways coming soon

Sao Paulo Guarulhos traffic up 7% in 2009; TAM and GOL/Varig share 60% of flights; Qatar Airways coming soon

Brazil’s busiest airport handled almost 22 million passengers last year. How quickly has it grown in recent years and which foreign carriers serve the airport? Which are the leading country markets?

Colombia's domestic traffic up 40%; US 35% of international market; Avianca leading airline but Aires growing fast

Colombia’s domestic traffic up 40%; US 35% of international market; Avianca leading airline but Aires growing fast

Colombia’s domestic market is booming, though international traffic has been the driver of airport growth in recent years. Which are the biggest airports, major carriers and leading international destinations? Which have been growing fastest?