Air Transport World

Latin America/Caribbean.(airlines)(Statistical Data Included)

4.13% of world passengers

3.63% of world RPKs

3.53% of world FTKs

ACES: Working to maintain its position as Colombia's No. 2 carrier behind Avianca, ACES is focusing its marketing on business travelers. It was anticipating revenues of $160 million in 1998.

AcroAndes: The Argentine third-level carrier has introduced Let-410s into its fleet and at last report was seeking authority to operate a dozen new routes.

Aerocaribe/Aerocozumel: The Cintra Group Regional, which operates in southeastern Mexico and the Caribbean, has replaced its F27s with five Jetstreams.

Aerolineas Argentinas: Aiming toward profitability by the second half of this year, the Argentine carrier is revamping its image with a new logo and the introduction beginning this month of first-class cabins. Partially owned by American, Aerolineas also has placed an order for 12 A340s, three of which will arrive this summer, to replace its 747s.

Aerolitoral: This Cintra Regional, which operates primarily in northwestern Mexico, acquired additional Saab 340Bs in 1998, bringing its fleet total at year end to six.

Aeromexico: One of the two major components of Cintra, which bills itself as "Mexico's leading airline transportation system," Aeromexico celebrated the 10th anniversary of its reincarnation in October.

Healthy traffic growth marked the year, with boardings and FTKs rising 3.9% and RPKs climbing 6.8%.

Economic weakness in Latin America and increased competition reduced Cintra's profits for the year. …

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