Delta Airlines has made a $100 million minority stake in Brazilian domestic carrier GOL Lihnas, a move that further shakes up South America’s airline industry that is dominated by two recent mergers, LAN-TAM and TACA-Aviacna.
Though I don’t need extra incentives to eat Latin American Food, I do wish I was dining at the latin fusion restaurant Nuela a couple of nights ago, and not just because of their arroz con pato.
El Salvador based Taca Airlines and Colombian based Avianca Airlines have announced a merger. The two airlines will oprate independently for now, though Avianca shareholders will maintain a two-thirds control. Roberto Kriete, TACA chairman and CEO, who will serve as chairman of the new company. Aviation Week reports that “Combined… Read More →
Jet Blue’s $800 million Terminal 5 at New York’s Kennedy airport is what might be the holy grail of American airport dining. Most of the typical fast casual chains and fast food regulars – only Jamba Juice and Dunkin Donuts appear – are missing, but in their place are many carefully chosen restaurants whose menus were designed by prominent New York chefs and independent restaurateurs.
LAN airlines has begun charging foreigners who bought their tickets in Peru at promotional prices geared toward residents of Peru $178 at the airport counter. I do this all the time and have never had a problem, but apparently for tickets purchased after September 1 they have begun implementing these… Read More →
Jet Blue founder Dan Neeleman has started up a new, low cost airline in his native Brazil called Azul Airlines.Â Azul, which started flying in January of 2009, flies to Porto Alegre, SÃ£o Paolo, Manaus, Curitaba, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Fortaleza, and several other destinations. Like Jet Blue, the… Read More →
Lima, Peru is quickly becoming the gateway for many airlines to fly to and from South America. From Lima you can fly direct to nearly anywhere in North, Central, or South America. Lima is the hub for air travel onSouth Americaâ€™s Pacific coast. Hereâ€™s is a breakdown of every airline that flies in and out of Jorge Chavez International airport in Callao, twenty minutes form downtown Lima and about thirty minutes from the tourist center of Miraflores.