Daily News Briefs

Fitch revises outlook for American Airlines to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’

Fitch Ratings revised (16-Jun-2021) its outlook for American Airlines to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’ and affirmed its Long Term Issuer Default Rating at ‘B-‘. The revision reflects the company’s

Volaris to launch Mexico City-Bogota and Cancun-Bogota service from Oct-2021

Volaris plans to commence four times weekly Mexico City-Bogota service on 06-Oct-2021, according to a 15-Jun-2021 GDS display. The route will be operated with A320 aircraft. The airline also plans to

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport planning to open Centurion lounge

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is planning a 10 year lease agreement with American Express to open a Centurion brand lounge, with two five-year renewal options (Atlanta Journal-Constitution/View From The

Punta Cana International Airport to reopen Terminal B on 18-Jun-2021

Punta Cana International Airport plans to reopen Terminal B on 18-Jun-2021 (puntacana-bavaro.com, 15-Jun-2021). The terminal will initially only be open to arrivals, with full operations commencing

Spirit Airlines records continuous improvement in leisure demand during 2Q2021

Spirit Airlines provided (14-Jun-2021) the following updated guidance regarding its financial and operational trends for 2Q2021: The carrier reported improvement in operating yields as the quarter

Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport starts facial recognition boarding technology trial

Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport commenced (15-Jun-2021) testing facial recognition boarding technology on Azul services to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. The trial is part of the ‘Embarque +

US airports to operate 83% of 2019 pre-pandemic schedules in Jul-2021

US airports are expected to handle over 700,000 services in Jul-2021, a decrease of around 27% compared to Jul-2019 (Simple Flying, 14-Jun-2021). Fort Myers Southwest Florida International

Brazil’s Ministry of Infrastructure enters agreement to build airport in Olimpia

Brazil‘s Ministry of Infrastructure entered (15-Jun-2021) an agreement with the Municipality of Olimpia to build an airport in the city by 2056. The project design

LATAM Airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass on select routes

LATAM Airlines announced (14-Jun-2021) plans to trial the IATA Travel Pass on the following routes from 14-Jun-2021 to 02-Jul-2021: Lima–Miami; Lima-Santiago; Santiago-Miami. Participation in the pilot is voluntary

OAG reports strong growth in many US outbound markets to Central and Latin America

OAG reported (09-Jun-2021) many US outbound international markets are continuing to record strong growth, with Jun-2021 capacity plans for Puerto Rico, Mexico, the DominicanRepublic and Colombia all above Jun-2019 levels. In terms of aircraft

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