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Latin America DESTINATIONS


the announcement of the Buenos Aires service, Argentine Ambassador to the UK Carlos Sersale di Cerisano said: “Ever since the new government took office, the ministries of transport, tourism and foreign affairs started working to spike visits to Argentina. In 2016, visitors from the UK soared 7%. Our plan is to boost figures from 5.7 million to 9 million tourists by 2020 to promote our country, its culture, nature and products. This announcement by Norwegian is key to improving our country’s international air connectivity for a better integration to the world.” Arguably, an even better turnaround


story is Colombia, once infamous for its crime and instability. In 2016, more than five million tourists visited Colombia, 14% up on the year before. Close to 30 international airlines serve the country and there are about 80 international routes. Bogota’s El Dorado International


Airport is the biggest regional hub for cargo and the third busiest for passengers and is expanding to cope with air traffic increases. Development at the gateway will see the passenger terminal go from 173,000 m sq to 235,000 m sq, adding 19 contact gates as well as remote stands.


Airport modernisation


The government has also invested $1 billion in modernising and expanding 58 airports throughout the country. Avianca is the major airline player in


the country, holding more than 60% of the market, according to most estimates. It has announced a codeshare with Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines and reports suggest its proposed commercial partnership with United Continental Holdings is making progress, although confirmation of the deal could be up to a year away.


Within the region, Avianca will launch non-stop service between Lima and Cordoba in November 2017 with a Bogota-Santa Cruz link awaiting regulatory approval. And there are reports that it wants to serve both Munich and Rome direct from Bogota by early 2018. LATAM’s new business model for domestic operations has also come to Colombia. Mercado LATAM will offer passengers the opportunity for more onboard purchases to allow them to buy a ticket that suits their needs. The airline is also unbundling various elements of the journey, such as luggage and seat selection so that passengers pay only for what they need. The airline believes this will translate into fare decreases of up to 40% and generate significant increases in passenger volumes. VivaColombia is small compared with


Avianca and LATAM. The airline hasn’t followed the aggressive expansion strategy preferred by other LCCs. Colombian CAA w


routesonline.com ROUTES NEWS 2017 ISSUE 5 57


Peru is embarking on major expansion at Jorge Chávez International Airport


Quito’s evolving strategy


Quito International Airport’s network is key to promoting Ecuador as a destination. “In America, we are focusing our goals on expanding


the connectivity network of Quito to Canada, the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina,” says the airport’s CEO, Andrew O’Brian. “In Europe, we see opportunities in a slightly longer time period in countries like the UK and Germany especially. “We are constantly following the evolution of


markets and the industry to identify new opportunities in key destinations and we collaborate with other airports to provide incentives to airlines,” he adds. “I strongly believe the Latin America region has so much potential to continue growing and we are proud to be one of the leaders.” When the airport began operations in February 2013, the strategy was geared towards capturing the backlogged market that remained unserved due to the old airport’s infrastructure limitations. This developed into harnessing new market segments and using off-peak hours, with a focus on low-cost carriers as a market-stimulating factor. “To date, we have added four new airlines, seven


new routes and five new cargo carriers in just four-and- a-half years,” O’Brian concludes.


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