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.
The lack of air connectivity among the islands of the Caribbean remains one of the tallest barriers to unlocking the full potential of the region’s tourism market, the head of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily....More
Passenger traffic in Latin America is expected to grow between 5%-10% per year over the next 10 years, but this growth could be hampered by lack of government investment in infrastructure, air traffic control systems and airports, industry leaders said at the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit....More
IATA’s incoming chief pledged to continue driving forward key global airline initiatives and to be a “tireless advocate” for the industry in remarks after he was officially confirmed as the association’s next director general and CEO....More