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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More
Air quality and noise are the outstanding issues that could sink plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, according to the Airports Commission, which published its final report last week....More