Articles Tagged ‘Latin America’

Latin America dominated by Brazil; Sao Paulo, GOL, TAM leads way as traffic jumps +7% in 2011

Latin America dominated by Brazil; Sao Paulo, GOL, TAM leads way as traffic jumps +7% in 2011

Latin America is home to some rapidly expanding carriers as consolidation continues to be felt across the continent. But which are the leading airports and airlines in the region and just how dominant is Brazil? Which are the leading domestic markets and which are the biggest international markets?

Iberia's focus on Latin American routes quantified; USA bigger than domestic market from Madrid by ASKs

Iberia’s focus on Latin American routes quantified; USA bigger than domestic market from Madrid by ASKs

Following our recent examination of British Airways our attention now turns to fellow IAG member Iberia. How important is its Madrid hub? Which are the leading country markets from Madrid? And the leading routes (by ASKs)? And which new destinations have been added recently?

Venezuelan market not growing despite country's oil wealth; American Airlines, Miami top international airline and airport

Venezuelan market not growing despite country’s oil wealth; American Airlines, Miami top international airline and airport

Caracas is one of Latin America’s top 10 busiest airports but which airlines are biggest in oil-rich Venezuela? Which US and European cities are served by which airlines? And isn’t it about time the country’s airlines upgraded to some newer aircraft types?


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?


LATAM Airlines Group S.A - a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US...

LATAM Airlines Group S.A – a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US…

So Latin America soon has a ‘mega’-carrier, but which big airports in Latin America does it barely have a presence at? Which airports in Europe and North America do both carriers serve and how will they resolve the alliance membership issue?

Montevideo's new terminal now open; Pluna dominates with CRJ 900s; Buenos Aires is dominant destination

Montevideo’s new terminal now open; Pluna dominates with CRJ 900s; Buenos Aires is dominant destination

Uruguay made it a round further in the World Cup than near neighbours Brazil and Argentina, but how has the country’s stunning new gateway terminal impacted traffic? Which carriers are present and which two long-haul destinations are served non-stop?

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?


Miami dominates US to Latin America and Caribbean; London Heathrow top international route

Miami dominates US to Latin America and Caribbean; London Heathrow top international route

The largest airport in Florida relies greatly on American Airlines’ hub, but what are the other major US carriers’ presence like? Which are the main destinations offered? And how dominant is the airport’s Latin American and Caribbean network?

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?

LAN prospers in South America; #1 domestically in Chile and Peru; San Francisco to be 4th US gateway from 1 July

LAN prospers in South America; #1 domestically in Chile and Peru; San Francisco to be 4th US gateway from 1 July

Where does LAN rank among Latin American carriers? In which markets did capacity grow fastest (and slowest) last year and which long-haul destinations does it serve. And what’s it doing in Mount Pleasant?