Edvaldo Pereira Lima

Articles by Edvaldo Pereira Lima
Aeromexico’s 2013 full-year and 4Q net profits dip despite passenger growth  1
Grupo Aeromexico posted an MXP385 million ($28.9 million) unaudited consolidated net profit for the 2013 fourth quarter, down 37.1% from MXP612 million the year before. Full-year consolidated net profit was MXP1 billion, down from MXP1.3 billion.
Peru’s domestic traffic increases 17% 
Peru’s domestic passenger traffic grew 17% to 8.4 million passengers in 2013, according to data released by Canatur, the National Chamber of Tourism.
Mexico’s new regional carrier TAR to launch March 3 
Mexico’s new carrier, Regional Air Transport, or TAR, will launch March 3 with a fleet of three Embraer E-145s out of its home base of Puebla into Monterrey and Guadalajara.
Brazil gets 1,973 extra flights for World Cup 
Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has approved 1,973 extra flights between June 6 and July 20 to cover the expected huge increase in demand during FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Brazilian airlines request 1,500 extra flights for World Cup this summer 
Brazilian airlines have asked Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to allow 1,500 extra domestic flights between June 6 and July 20 to meet a huge increase in demand during the FIFA 2014 World Cup, which will be held between June 12 and July 13.
Brazil awards bids for its major airports 
The Aeroportos do Futuro Consortium was awarded a 25-year concession to operate and maintain Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.
ALTA battles Mexico fuel tax 
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has called for the dismissal of a fiscal reform proposal in Mexico, which would impose a new MXP0.12 ($0.09) tax fuel per liter.
Interjet to operate former Mexicana routes 
Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation has authorized Interjet to continue operating three international routes previously operated by Mexicana Airlines, which suspended operations under severe financial distress in August 2010.
Volaris launches $346 million IPO 
Volaris Aviation Holding, parent of Mexican Low-cost carrier Volaris, has launched a simultaneous $346 million initial public offering (IPO) Sept. 18 at the New York Stock Exchange and the Mexican Stock Exchange.
GOL ordered to rehire workers 
A Brazilian court has ordered GOL to rehire 850 former Webjet employees, who were laid off when GOL closed down the subsidiary in November 2012.
Honduras to build two new airports 

Honduras launched a bid last month for the construction of a $7 million airport at Rio Amarillo, future gateway into the Copán archeological site. Winner is to be announced this December and the airport with a 1.2 kilometer (0.7 mile) runway is expected to be serviced both by local and international carriers. Through its state-private sector alliance, Coalianza, Honduras is also set to open next month the international bidding for the construction of a $130 million international airport in Palmerola, 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) away from the capital city of San Pedro Sula.

Aeroméxico Boeing 737-700
Aeroméxico more than doubles 2Q net income 
Grupo Aeroméxico posted a second-quarter net income of MXP$322 million ($25.7 million), more than doubling its year-ago net income of MXP$153 million.
LAN Airlines Boeing 787
LAN Airlines resumes Boeing 787 flights 
Chile-based LAN Airlines has resumed daily operations of its Boeing 787 fleet, nearly two months after it completed a test flight of the aircraft after installing battery modifications.

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