Press Releases

December 7, 2022
Congratulations to all the professionals who make it possible to commemorate the International Civil Aviation Day today!
On this International Civil Aviation Day, we send a warm and special greeting to the executives of the 157 ALTA member companies, whose contributions, participation, exchange of ideas, and collaborative work promote the development of a safer, more efficient, and sustainable aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. As well as authorities, organizations, and industry representatives in the region. 

November 23, 2022
Amadeus and ALTA present the Latin America and the Caribbean Air Transport Competitiveness Index 2022
The number of passengers carried by air fell by more than 90% between March and April 2020 in the region. Few sectors of the economy were as severely affected by the pandemic.

November 15, 2022
ALTA and XFlight partner to boost aeronautical education in Latin America and Caribbean
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the aviation school based in Argentina and the United States, XFlight, have signed a MOU to promote educational programs aimed at boosting the professional development of Latin American aviation.

November 8, 2022
Latin America and Caribbean passenger traffic exceeds 2019 levels in September 2022
In September 2022, 28.6 million passengers were carried in the region, 1.2% more than in the same month of 2019

October 27, 2022
ALTA\'s position on the creation of a new air travel tax in Argentina
Air passenger demand is highly elastic, especially for tourism (which today represents more than 80% of regional travelers). Any variation in the fare to be paid reflects immediately and directly in the number of travelers. Therefore, what may seem like a few additional pesos in the final fare paid by users can tip the scales so that they switch from the safest and most efficient means of transportation to ground alternatives or opt for another destination where the airfare is more economical.

October 24, 2022
18th ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders Forum: Zero Emissions Event
ALTA and Ambipar partner to offset emissions resulting from the ALTA conference in Buenos Aires

October 21, 2022
Airline industry advocates for public policies to encourage sustainable fuel production
The incorporation of SAF can reduce carbon emissions from air transport by 60%. Latin America has the potential to be a leading region in the production of sustainable aviation fuel but requires a clear and harmonized public policy

October 20, 2022
Better conditions are needed to stimulate travel in the region
The CEOs of Wingo, JetSMART, Viva Air, Sky Airline, and Flybondi highlighted the region\\\'s opportunity to become more competitive by reducing the costs of taxes and ticketing fees and creating regulations that incentivize industry growth.

October 18, 2022
Aviation essential to Latin American and Caribbean economy
CEOs of Avianca, Copa Airlines, Aeromexico, and Aerolineas Argentina agree that operations have recovered quickly after the pandemic and that, despite facing new global economic challenges such as rising fuel prices, passenger demand continues to grow

October 18, 2022
Aviation industry reinvents itself and generates new businesses
At the 18th edition of ALTA's Annual General Meeting and Leaders Forum, the CEOs of Iberia, GOL, and Azul, highlighted the growth of passenger demand in the region in this new stage after COVID and the strength demonstrated by the management teams of Latin American airlines, despite the lack of government subsidies

October 17, 2022
Argentina hosts Latin American and Caribbean aviation leaders at ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders Forum
From October 16-18, 2022, the senior executives of the commercial aviation industry and government authorities will gather in Buenos Aires to conduct a cooperative international dialogue at the highest level, generating a collaborative agenda with concrete actions aimed at fostering even safer, more efficient and sustainable aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

October 16, 2022
Avianca CEO, Adrian Neuhauser, is elected Chairman of ALTA's Executive Committee
The 18th ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders Forum, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted the Annual General Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). During the meeting, attended by the CEOs and senior representatives from the member airlines of the organization, Adrian Neuhauser, CEO of Avianca, was elected as the new President of the Executive Committee, a position he assumed immediately for a period of one year, as established in the statutes.

October 15, 2022
Emirates joins ALTA as associate member to enhance travel options in Latin America
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to welcome Emirates as a new associate member. Emirates’ entry into the association was announced ahead of the ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders Forum, to be held in Buenos Aires.

October 10, 2022
Haiti's Flag Carrier, Sunrise Airways, Joins ALTA
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) welcomes the incorporation as a new member airline of Sunrise Airways, an operator of commercial and charter flights, founded in Haiti n 2010 and began operations on December 12, 2012.

October 6, 2022
AJW Group continues to expand in Latin America by joining ALTA
After nine decades of history, AJW Group continues its expansion into new regions and business lines, with digital developments to complement the optimization of MRO management. For this, the company positions itself as an independent, full-service provider of supply chain solutions, repair, lease, engines, and parts for commercial, business, and civil aerospace.