Volaris announces new routes from El Salvador to the United States.

The low-cost airline Volaris announced Thursday new routes between El Salvador, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, with fares ranging from $150.

These new routes, which will be available from March onwards, were chosen because they are the destinations where there are the largest number of Salvadorans residing.

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During January, 1,529,000 people used international flights, 14% more than in the same month last year, while 1,206,000 passengers used cabotage flights, 7% more than in January 2017. Taking into account international and cabotage flights, there were a total of 2.73 million passengers, 11% more than in the same month last year. Additionally, in the month of January, 230 thousand passengers flew from/to the exterior in the airports of the interior of the country, which sets another historical record by surpassing last December (192 thousand passengers). The airport that grew most in international traffic this month was the Mendoza airport, which increased by 40% its international passengers. An important growth of passengers was also registered in cabotage routes that do not necessarily pass through Buenos Aires. An example of this is the number of passengers between Córdoba and several airports, such as Salta, with an increase of 110% against January 2017; Jujuy, 64%; Iguazú, 52% or Bariloche, 20%. Other routes with significant growth were Bariloche-El Calafate, with an increase of 15% or Iguazú-Salta, 32%. Regarding how the cabotage market is distributed, Aerolíneas absorbed 48%, Austral 25%, Latam 18%, Andes 8% and Avianca 1%. The international market leader is Latam 26%, followed by Aerolíneas Argentinas 24%, GOL 9%, American 4% and Copa, Iberia, Avianca and Sky with 3%. Other companies: 25%. One noteworthy fact is that the information, prepared by the Argentine Air Navigation Agency (EANA) based on the Integrated Aviation System (SIAC), was received on 1 February, i. e. just 24 hours after the end of the month in question.

Full article in: http://www.aviacionnews.com/blog/2018/02/argentina-con-record-historico-de-pasajeros-en-enero/

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JetBlue announces new route between Santiago de los Caballeros and Florida


11 January, 2018 The U. S. airline, JetBlue, today announced another expansion of its service in the Dominican Republic with a daily flight between Cibao International Airport (STI) and Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Florida, effective June 14 of this year, subject to government approval.

This new route, from Santiago to Fort Lauderdale, will allow Dominicans greater access not only to South Florida, but also to a greater number of other cities that JetBlue serves from Fort Lauderdale. Through this expansion of service, Santiago will be connected to four focus cities of JetBlue, which are New York, Boston, San Juan and now Fort Lauderdale. Daily service is also offered from Santiago to Newark, New Jersey.

JetBlue recently announced that it will also begin offering a new daily flight between the Americas International Airport (AILA) and Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, beginning May 3, also subject to government approval. Tickets are on sale for both routes.

This expansion in the JetBlue service highlights our commitment to the Dominican community, giving them greater access to our award-winning service, for which JetBlue is recognized, competitive fares and even more flight options between the Dominican Republic and the U. S.,"said JetBlue's Director of Commerce and International Airports, Giselle Cortes.

JetBlue will operate its flights between Fort Lauderdale and Santiago using its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, which offers the airline's award-winning service and the largest seat space in economy class. The airline also offers free and unlimited refreshment and snack service, as well as complimentary premium Hollywood movies. JetBlue operates from five airports in the Dominican Republic: La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo.

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Global tourist arrivals up 7% in 2017, strongest result in seven years forecasted to continue in 2018

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%.

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ARGENTINA MARKET NEWS: EANA: the number of air passengers grew by 15% in 2017

According to figures derived from statistics compiled and published by the Argentine Air Navigation Agency (EANA) of the Ministry of Transport, in 2017,12.98 million passengers flew within the country and 14.74 million on international flights; there were 27 million people in total, a figure that is 15% higher than that recorded between January and December 2016. People who flew only in cabotage also increased by 15% while international growth was 14%.
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COPA will daily connect MDZ (Mendoza, Argentina) with PTY

Two months after the start of the route, it was announced that the airline will daily connect Mendoza province with Central America, the Caribbean and North America through the Hub of the Americas in Panama. From July 16th, the CM 421 flight will depart daily from Mendoza at 1:34 a. m., arriving to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 6:30 a. m. The return flight, CM 420 will depart at 3:40 p. m. from Panama, arriving at 12:21 a. m. to "El Plumerillo" Airport. Mendoza is the fourth Copa Airlines route in Argentina, together with Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Rosario.

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BRAZIL: Foz do Iguaçu Airport is the fastest growing in the country

In a survey carried out by Infraero, the International Airport of Foz do Iguaçu registered the highest percentage of passengers in the past year in relation to 2016. The number of shipments and landings at the terminal grew 17.64%, being greater than the registrations of 30 airports in Brazil.

Terra das Cataratas received about 2.1 million hits in 2017, more than the previous year's figure of 1.8 million. The number registered in Foz do Iguaçu shows an average increase between Brazilian airports, which registered growth from 2% to 5%, in addition to the remaining passageiros, as in Manaus terminal (-2.04%).

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Chile and Guatemala sign cooperation agreement to promote tourism between both countries

President Bachelet pointed out that the meeting with her Guatemalan counterpart served to "ratify and reiterate friendship, the commitment of mutual cooperation, but also to identify new opportunities so that this historic relationship can continue to have concrete results, so that the lives of our peoples can be better.

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Lufthansa carried 20 million more passengers than in 2016

The Lufthansa Group carried 130 million passengers in 2017,18.6% more than the 109.6 million passengers it had carried in 2016. During the year, 1,130,008 flights were made.
Luis Monreal, Managing Director of Lufthansa Argentina, reported that during 2017 the Lufthansa Group carried 130 million passengers, 20.4 million more passengers than its airlines had used in 2016.
The figure does not only imply a significant 18.6% growth between one year and the next, but it is also an historic record for the Group in terms of passengers transported.

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Much more if we compare the forecasts that the Group faced in 2017 and now 2018. Last year the company had estimated a growth of only 1% in global traffic. For this year the estimated traffic growth in all destinations would be between 5% and 7%. This year's projections for international passengers show an increase of between 6% and 8%, higher than the 4% projected for 2017. Brazil's passenger growth would also be between 6% and 8% and for Spanish-speaking countries between 5% and 7%. One thing to keep in mind is that last year there was no growth forecast in the latter market. In terms of profitability, the airline expects to increase its operating margin globally by between 7.5% and 9.5% this year, compared to 6% and 8% last year.


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AEROMÉXICO. 18% growth this year in Ecuador

The airline continues to transform and invest in new aircraft. From 2018 onwards, we will receive a fleet of up to 90 Boeing 737 max aircraft, which will arrive over the next five years. In addition, in the first quarter of the year we will have an approved fleet of Dreamliner long-range equipment ", concluded Goytortua.

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