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Alianza Summa on May 20 celebrated its first full year of operation amidst an ongoing restructuring plan that comprises an estimated 30% workforce downsizing out of a total of 7,500 employees. (Latin America/Caribbean Report).(Brief Article)

Alianza Summa on May 20 celebrated its first full year of operation amidst an ongoing restructuring plan that comprises an estimated 30% workforce downsizing out of a total of 7,500 employees, overall fleet reduction also in the vicinity of 30% and a cut in capacity, mainly in the domestic market, that will total nearly 8% by March. The three partner airlines--Avianca, Aces and SAM--are streamlining their operations to become a low-cost network airline group, CEO Juan Emilio Posada told the Colombian press.

Avianca is returning one 757-200 and one 767-300 to lessors ILFC and Ansett Worldwide respectively, while two 757s will be returned to Pegasus. Aces was scheduled to return three A320s to debis Air-finance. …

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