Airline start-ups 2021:

Here is a list of the current airline start-ups in 2021, which will be regularly updated to add on new start-ups for this year : MeerExpress: A new German start-up based in Hünxe, North-Rhine Westphalia, that flies to several East Frisian Islands as of the 26th of March using a Cessna 208 Caravan and a […]

New Brazilian start-up ITA Transportes Aéreos

A new Brazilian airline, ITA Transportes Aéreos (Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos), received its first aircraft, a 15 year-old Airbus A320-200 previously operated by Spanair (a former Spanish scheduled airline) and Vueling (a Spanish low-cost airline) on the 20th of February and is to start operations on the 19th of March. Founded in early 2020 by parent […]

Austral Lineas Aéreas has merged into Aerolinéas Argentinas

Yesterday, Argentina’s 2nd biggest airline, Austral Lineas Aéreas merged into Argentina’s flag carrier, Aerolinéas Argentinas. The merger process began in the beginning of May this year after having failed in previous years. As a consequence of the merger, a new cargo division of Aerlinéas Argentinas will be created as well as a new third-party maintenance […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9H-REY for Maltese carrier Maleth-Aero and CS-TPJ for Portugese regional carrier Portugalia and former Midlands carrier Flybmi, this Embraer ERJ-145 (a regional jet that carries 50 passengers) was first delivered to Portugalia in December 1997 after having been produced at Embraer’s main production site, Sao Jose Dos Campos in the Brazilian State of Sao […]

TrueNoord lessor buys 2 Embraers from Azul

TrueNoord (a regional aircraft lessor headquartered in Amsterdam), has bought 2 Embraer E195s which were on lease from Azul Brazilian Airlines (a Brazilian airline) to Portugalia (a Portugese regional carrier that is a subsidiary of TAP Portugal). The acquisition of the aircraft was financed by some very impressive companies, including Soc Gen and the Royal […]

New Colombian Cargo Airline to start operations

New, exciting news has just come out! Panamericana Airlines, a Colombian cargo airline founded in northern Colombian city Baranquilla by Thomas Friese, will start operations in the 2nd half of this month! The airline has planned its maiden flight for the 17th of August. Ronald Pena, Panamericana’s Expansion Manager, has said that Baranquilla is a […]

LATAM Argentina has ceased operations

On the 17th of June, LATAM Argentina, a subsidiary of LATAM, ceased operations due to the dangerous impact of the coronavirus on the aviation industry. This still comes as a shock, as LATAM is the biggest airline in South America. Just one month ago, Avianca Peru was also liquidated, making LATAM Argentina the 3rd airline […]

LATAM files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LATAM, Latin and South America’s largest airline, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the USA. LATAM has 7 subsidiaries: LATAM Argentina, LATAM Paraguay, LATAM Chile, LATAM Peru, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Columbia and LATAM Ecuador. However, LATAM Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay haven’t filed for bankruptcy. Robert Alvo, CEO of LATAM, has announced: “LATAM entered the […]

Avianca Peru has been liquidated

Avianca Peru, the Peruvian subsidiary of South America’s 2nd biggest airline, Avianca, has been liquidated. Avianca filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the USA on the 10th of May and the subsidiary officially ceased operations on the same day. At the end of 2019, the airline had an accumulated debt of $7.3 billion. We do […]

Avianca has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Avianca (a Colombian airline), Latin America’s 2nd biggest airline, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the USA. The airline will continue to fly once South American airspaces will have reopened. Avianca is one of the world’s oldest airlines, as it has been operating since 1919. On top of that, it has 10 subsidiaries (Avianca […]