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GOL Boeing 737-800
GOL widens 2012 loss to $787 million
Brazil’s GOL has reported a 2012 full-year net loss of BRL1.58 billion ($787 million), widened 58.4% from a BRL1 billion net loss in 2011.
LAN, TAM Airlines
LATAM posts 4Q net income decrease of 92.6% 
LATAM Airlines Group, parent of TAM and LAN Airlines, reported 2012 fourth quarter net income of $8.5 million, down 92.6% from $114.9 million in the year-ago period.
AviancaTaca reports 2012 profit increase 1
AviancaTaca has reported a 2012 net profit of COP$351. 6 billion ($198.6 million), up 160.7% year-over-year, in unaudited results.
Embraer selects additional suppliers for E-Jets 
Embraer has unveiled three new suppliers for its next-generation E-Jets, which are scheduled to enter service in 2018.
Brazil’s antitrust regulator approves Azul, Trip merger
Brazil’s antitrust agency, CADE, has approved the merger between Azul and TRIP Linhas Aereas.
New Quito International Airport opens

Ecuador’s new $700 million Quito International Airport opened Feb. 20, replacing the city’s 52-year-old Quito Mariscal Sucre airport, which closed a day earlier.

The new airport is located 24 kilometers east of Quito. Construction began in 2006 as a follow-up of the management privatization of old the Quito airport in 2002.

Management company Quiport expects the upgraded infrastructure—including a better geographical location and a longer runway—will allow airlines to introduce nonstop operations to destinations such as Madrid.

Paraguay struggles to fill in vacant skies 
Paraguay media are reporting the government will soon announce the creation of a new state-owned carrier, according to president Federico Franco.
Ecuador’s new Quito airport opens 
Ecuador’s new $700 million Quito International Airport opened Feb. 20, replacing the city’s 52-year-old Quito Mariscal Sucre airport.
Aeroméxico posts record revenues but profits slump 
Grupo Aeroméxico has reported 2012 net income of MXP1.3 billion ($103.9 million), down 25.3% from the previous year despite a 10.5% increase in revenues to a record MXP39.5 billion.
Brazil to upgrade regional aviation infrastructure 

Brazil said it will invest BRL$7.3 billion ($3.58 billion) to improve the country’s regional aviation infrastructure and quality of airport services.

The investment marks the first phase of a modernization plan that aims to improve the quality of service, add new airports to the air transportation network and increase the number of airline routes operated in Brazil. It will initially include 270 regional airports and ultimately involve all 689 civil aviation airports and airfields in Brazil

Embraer to deliver up to 95 commercial jets this year 
Embraer estimates it will deliver between 90 and 95 commercial jets in 2013, a slight decrease from 106 aircraft delivered in 2012.
Airlines join protest against Curacao Airport fee increases 
Airline groups are joining forces to protest Curacao Airport’s 150% fee increase in taxes and landing fees.
Mexicana gets new liquidation deadline extension 
Mexicana Airlines, which suspended operations under severe financial distress in August 2010, is again up for sale.
Tampa Cargo to launch first Latin America A330-200F service 
Tampa Cargo, AviancaTaca’s Colombia-based cargo airline, has launched the first Airbus A330 freighter service in Latin America.
São Paulo government opens bid for rail link 

The São Paulo government has launched a bid for the construction of a much-anticipated rail link between downtown São Paulo and São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport. The rail link is estimated to open by the end of 2014. São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport reported 30 million boarding passengers in 2011.

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Plastics push

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Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals

Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “emotional support” or “therapy” role....More
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The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t

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