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Montevideo, December 8th 2016 - 00:10 UTC

Tourism

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:15 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentinas prepares for the summer

    Many changes to airline services in the region by carries like Aerolíneas Argentinas

    Aerolíneas Argentinas announced Friday a series of adjustments to its operations which will increase the seating capacity by 10% for peak summer season destinations - DAP starts flying between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas - The neverending story of Bolivia's haunted airport.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 12:39 UTC

    DAP Airways opens summer link between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

    The first symbolic flight with a BAE 146-200 lands in Ushuaia and is received with the friendly arch of rain at the airport

    Chilean privately owned DAP Airways inaugurated this week the link between Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile and Ushuaia, capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego, a flexible commercial service that includes two weekly flights during the summer season and with the main purpose of increasing connectivity in the region and favoring tourism.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

    Seven percent more Britons traveled to Argentina this year

    More Britons choose Argentina as a travel destination

    The flow of British tourists into Argentina until August this year recorded a seven percent increase when measured against data from 2015. Ten percent rise forecast for 2017, accoring to Argentine Minister of Tourism Gustavo Santos.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 07:52 UTC

    Alas buyover agreed on with Chilean airline LAW

    Alas Uruguay, LAW agree on 100% buyover

    Latin American Wings (LAW) and the Uruguayan company reached an agreement whereby the new owners will keep 50% of the current staff, government authorization pending. Alas Uruguay and the Chilean airline Latin American Wings (LAW) reached a “framework agreement” on Thursday as “the first step towards integration,” it was announce in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 07:59 UTC

    Latam/BA/Iberia deal questioned by Brazil´s competition regulator

    The companies already have 70 to 80% of the market between Sao Paulo and London, and 50 to 60% between Sao Paulo and Madrid.

    Brazil's competition regulator Cade said on Monday that a deal between LATAM Airlines LAN.SN, British Airways and Iberia could have a negative impact on routes between Brazil and Europe. Chile-headquartered LATAM signed joint business agreements in January to deepen its ties with American Airlines Group and IAG's British Airways and Iberia, all members of the Oneworld Alliance.

  • Monday, November 7th 2016 - 21:50 UTC

    World's largest cruise vessel, Harmony of the Seas, begins to operate from Florida

    Harmony is built on the same platform as Royal Caribbean's giant Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, the previous size leaders in the cruise world

    The Royal Caribbean's 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas, on late Saturday departed on its maiden voyage out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, its new long-term home. Escorted out to sea by a flotilla of jetboard and jetpack performers, the 16-deck-high vessel set sail on a short, three-day trip that kicks off a week of welcoming events. The events include an official christening ceremony scheduled for Thursday.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 09:40 UTC

    Tony Mason named as Chief Executive Officer for LATA (The Latin America Travel Association)

    Tony Mason

    Tony Mason, Former Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Latin America Travel Association.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 02:58 UTC

    New low-cost airline lands in Peru

    Viva Air Peru

    CEO says air travel is too expensive in Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica and all around Central America. Air France-KLM unveil plans for new long-haul company to bring down costs without becoming a low cost brand.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    Chilean group interested in Alas to meet with Uruguayan government

    Alas Uruguay hopes to survive through new investors

    Chilean airline LAW (Latin American Wings) had submitted a letter of intent on Friday and now it intends to go ahead with the talks. Company representatives are expectd to arrive in Montevideo on Thursday to hold meetings with Alas Uruguay authorities and with the Transport and Public Works Minister Victor Rossi.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 07:12 UTC

    A “flat” cruise season officially begins this week in Montevideo

    Kechichian revealed that Uruguay is working with Argentine authorities to recover the cruise business:“it won't be easy to bring them back, but we are working on it”

    The 2016/17 cruise season officially begins this week in Uruguay with the arrival of MS Zaandam and Insignia. Zandam belonging to Holland America Line with capacity for 1.432 passengers usually calls several times in Montevideo during the season.