Delta Airlines, United Continental and Copa Airlines may have submitted bids to acquire a minority stake in the company, which is said to be looking for an international partner to strengthen its growth.
Bloomberg.com reports that"...Avianca Holdings S.A., based in Bogota, has been hunting for an international partner to help shore up its balance sheet and support growth...Some giants of the industry have been evaluating the idea."
Starting November 7th Delta Air Lines will operate three new flights from Liberia to Los Angeles, New York and Minneapolis, a city from which it will also operate direct flights to San Jose.
From a statement issued by Delta Air Lines:
ATLANTA, September 17, 2014 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will resume its seasonal nonstop service connecting Liberia, Costa Rica, with Los Angeles and centers of international airline operations in Minneapolis / St. Paul and New York-JFK. It will also resume seasonal service between San Jose and Minneapolis / St. Paul.
Following the example of Panama, attracting new airlines in Costa Rica has had a positive impact on the number of tourists coming into the country.
Improving a country's air connectivity is the main recipe for increasing the influx of visitors and improving the country's ranking as a destination for tourism. These elements, along with others, explain the 7% increase in the number of tourists who came to Costa Rica in January and February 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.
From July Delta Airlines will fly once a day nonstop from Los Angeles to the capital of El Salvador.
The U.S. carrier Delta Airlines will begin operating a new route between San Salvador and Los Angeles on July 2 this year.
A press release issued by the airline indicates that "the route is pending approval by the government and will be operated using a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats, including 16 Business Class seats, 18 seats in Economy Comfort and 126 seats in Economy. "
The airline said that from July 1 they will start operating a direct daily flight between Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica.
This new route will complement the two daily services currently offered by Delta from San Jose to Atlanta and will be operated by a Boeing 757-200 with capacity for 180 passengers, with 24 seats in first class and 156 in economy class.
The Competition Superintendence in El Salvador has fined the airline $18,425.40 for failing file required information in a timely manner.
A statement from the Superintendency of Competition (SC) reads:
The Superintendency of Competition (SC) has sanctioned DELTA Airlines, Inc., Branch El Salvador, with a fine of $18,425.40 for the late filing of information requested by the SC in an investigation on the conditions of competition in passenger air transport in El Salvador. The Salvadoran Association of Airline Representatives (ASLA) was also punished for the same reason with a fine of $2,127.70.
Yesterday, Delta Airlines began direct flights between Atlanta and Tegucigalpa as a part of the expansion of its operations in Latin America.
The regional sales manager of Delta, Miguel Lopez, said that Honduras is the only country in Central America where Delta has three flights; it has been flying for the last two years to San Pedro Sula (north) and to the bay island of Roatan.
The current six weekly flights to Costa Rica will be reduced to "maybe" two per week, starting August 29.
The creation of a new base of operations (hub) at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport in New York will affect the availability of planes to Costa Rica.
At the Customer Service Center the airline confirmed that four flights from New York will be discontinued effective August 29. Delta is yet to define the number of flights it will program from its hub in Atlanta.
U.S.-based Delta Airlines has announced that starting Dec. 18, it will offer daily flights between Atlanta, Georgia and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
The company said in a news release that the flights will be on a Boeing 737-700 that it will acquire in the next few days.
Christophe Didier, Delta's vice-president of sales and government affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean, said the company has wanted to fly to Tegucigalpa for some time to complete "the long series of Central American destinations which enjoy Delta's service."
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