The reactivation of the sector brings a great deal of novelties, a considerable expansion in the offer of flights and routes, successes in the closing seasons, and investment announcements in different sectors that bode well for the near future of the industry.
Airlines and new openings
The media Chocale reports that JetSMART opened a new route between Santiago and Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America, with a frequency of five weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Estrategia.cl announced that LATAM would resume flights between Santiago and Melbourne, Australia, with three weekly and non-stop frequencies as of September 1st this year.
Ladevi explains the recent alliance between JetSMART and American Airlines to expand operations in Latin America, implementing the first phase of code sharing in the United States.
SKY will have flights to Puerto Natales during the winter for the first time. Chocale media tells us how SKY is the only airline to offer this route in the period between June and August.
Ladevi reports on the new destinations that Latam Airlines will take in Brazil, operating using code sharing with the airline Voepass, expanding the travel alternatives to the Amazonian country.
After a meeting between the congressman Hotuiti Teao and the Minister of Public Works, both parties committed more flights to Rapa Nui, as well as improvements at the airport, according to Ladevi.
Aviacionline announces that SKY will resume flights Santiago – Bogota from July 3rd this year, after having suspended services for operational reasons, providing a different offer to travel to the Colombian capital.
The CEO at Copa Airlines announced that during 2023 they expect to expand in terms of planes, destinations, and passengers. Ladevi covers this news in detail.
Arajet, the Dominican low-cost airline, will expand its international routes to Chile and three other countries, following the explosive growth it has shown since it began operations in 2022, Biobiochile reports.
Recovery and expansion
According to the travel media Expreso, Santiago is leading the recovery of tourism in our country, showing a great increase in key figures, contribution of tourism to GDP and jobs, among others.
El Martutino covers the success of the 2022-2023 Cruise Season in Valparaíso, with more than 41,000 visitors and thirty-one dockings, which ratifies the reactivation of the industry.
Santiago airport starts new works according to Ladevi, after overcoming the impasse with the State that had been maintained since the pandemic, hoping to expand its operational capacity and passenger traffic.
The closing of the cruise season in Magallanes leaves very positive conclusions, with double the number of calls and an extended season, ratifying the recovery of the sector and Chile, as covered by ITVPatagonia.
In its written edition, the Diario Financiero explained the expansion announced by the Olá hotel chain, which has an investment of US$5000 million earn marked for development in Chile and the United States.
Argentina concentrated most of the air traffic from Chile in March, according to the Civil Aeronautics Board, something that had not occurred since 2020 and which showed a growth of 30.2% over the same period in the previous year, according to Ladevi.
Fedetur brings the good news that Reserva Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park reopened the sustainable and durable interpretive trail after a successful reconstruction.
Kayak developed a list of the airlines preferred by passengers traveling on them, among which Latam and Avianca stood out as the clear favorites in aspects such as food, entertainment and comfort, according to Ladevi.
The media Aquitedateamos, delivers five crucial tips to create a successful corporate travel proposal in the business tourism industry and the context of the reactivation of Chile and the world.
The Diario Financiero explained how, after thirty years in the market, the travel agency Macrotur requested the courts to carry out a voluntary liquidation procedure, after the effects of the pandemic on its operations.