Air Transport World

Latin America, Caribbean. (World Airline Report 1989 )

ACES: The Colombian domestic carrier flew 1,178,629 passengers and 57.2 million FTKs in 1989 in its fleet of three 727-100s, 11 Twin Otters and two F27s. The passenger total was up 5.3% from 1988 and freight traffic rose 15.5%. It expects growth of 9.7% in passengers this year.

Revenues last year climbed 42% to $33.1 million, operating income was level at $2.87 million and net rose to $768,000 from $626,000.

Aero California: The Mexican carrier, which flies three DC-9s in scheduled service from a Baja California base, added Tucson to its route network last year. Its 1989 traffic results could not be obtained.

AeroCancun: The newly formed Mexican charter carrier is flying an MD-83 between Cancun and cities in the eastern U.S. It has four A310s on order for delivery beginning in 1991.

Aerolatin: The Venezuelan cargo charter carrier is seeking authority to fly to several U.S. points with a 707 freighter wet-leased from Florida West.

Aerolineas Argentinas: Mixed traffic results marked 1989 at Argentina's flag carrier. Passenger boardings were down 2.8% to 3,603,401 but RPKs climbed 6.9% to 8.3 billion and FTKs rose 7.1% to 199 million.

Aeromexico: the revitalized Mexican carrier, which resumed operations in October, 1988 after entering bankruptcy and shutting down for five months, flew 4,348,318 passengers, 5.47 billion RPKs and 6.17 million FTKs in 1989.

In 1989, revenues totaled $366 million and the carrier posted an operating income of just under $4 million and a net of $2.26 million.

The year's highlights included inauguration of service to Europe and addition of three MD-88s to the fleet. Five more MD-88s will arrive this year and two in 1991.

Aeronaves del Peru: The Peruvian cargo carrier's traffic continued to fall in the first 10 months of 1989 as its FTKs plummeted 58.8% to 8.68 million.

AeroPeru: Passenger traffic plunged once again in 1989 at the Peruvian flag carrier. Boardings were down 28.1% to 848,073 and RPKs were off 10.9% to 1.17 billion. FTKs, however, were ahead 10.7% to 15.1 million. …

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