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 →
After courts ruled last year that luxury hotel and tour operator Orient Express’s Peru Rail had a monopoly on the rail line that connects the Andean city of Cuzco to Aguas Caliente/Machu Picchu Pueblo, a new operator has entered the picture and caused prices to drop by more than a third. Andean… Read More →
Ecuador has long been a hub for tourism and business travel in South America and finding cheap rates to/from Quito, Guayaquil, and the Galapagos Islands can be difficult. International flights arrive and depart from Quitoâ€™s Mariscal Sucre Airport and Guayaquilâ€™s SimÃ³n BolÃvar Airport. Flights fluctuate on international and transcontinental flights, but roughly stay about the same whether you are flying to Quito or Guayaquil. If heading to the Galapagos Islands, it is often cheaper to fly direct to Guayaquil.
La Paz, Bolivia is one of the most isolated and the highest altitude capitals in the world. However, getting there is far easier than some may think. Aeropuerto Internacional El Alto in La Paz has connections to airports throughout Latin America and Europe. Prices may not be as cheap… 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.
Many airlines are based in South America, and although may not have as many international routes as other airlines, they offer the most domestic routes and in many places they are the only way to get around.
While many are content on taking chicken buses while traveling throughout Central America, the sinking prices of regional and international flights within and to the tropical land mass are hard to ignore. From Miami you can get to almost any major airport in Central America via a direct flight, while flights run also to the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and elsewhere in the United States. Here are a list of major airlines operating in the region and where they fly to:
Ecuador has long been a hub for tourism and business travel in South America and finding cheap rates to/from Quito, Guayaquil, and the Galapagos Islands can be difficult.
Cusco, Peru is where many travelers to Peru fly to so they can see the famed ruins of Machu Picchu. No direct flights fly to Cusco from international destinations, therefore all travelers flying into Peru have to go through Lima where they can catch any number of cheap daily flights to the Andean capital.
La Paz, Boliviais one of the most isolated and the highest altitude capitals in the world. However, getting there is far easier than some may think.