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Calendar of activities:

ALTA CCMA 2014

May 18-21, 2014
Cancún, México

ALTA Aviation Law Americas
2014

Sep 3-5, 2014
Miami, USA

Aviation Safety Summit 2014

Sep 8-12, 2014
Curacao, Curacao

ALTA Airline Leaders Forum
2014

Nov 12-14, 2014
Nassau, Bahamas

Past activities:

Routes Americas

February 10-12, 2013
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Aviation Day Central
América

April 12, 2013
San Salvador, El Salvador

Airline Distribution 2013

Apr 16-18, 2013
Miami, USA

ALTA CCMA 2013

May 18-22, 2013
Panamá, Panamá

Aviation Safety Summit 2013

June 25-26, 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica

Aviation Day Brazil

August 20th, 2013
Brasilia, Brasil

ALTA Aviation Law Americas
2013

September 25-27, 2013
Miami, USA

Latin American & Caribbean
Engineering & MRO Summit

October 8-10, 2013
Bogotá, Colombia,

Airline Leaders Forum 2013

Nov 13-15, 2013
Cancún, Mexico

Strategic Trends in Air
Cargo. Regional Symposium

December 10-11, 2013
São Paulo, Brazil

Small Islands Developing
States (SIDS) Conference

Feb 19-20, 2014
Nassau, Bahamas

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Feb 20, 14

ALTA Member Airlines Carry Over 160 Million Passengers in 2013

Miami, February 20, 2014 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 160.9 million passengers in 2013, up 6.5% from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) grew 7.2% and capacity (ASK) increased 5.4%, bringing up the load factor to 77.7%, 1.3 percentage points higher than in 2012. ...more
Jan 13, 14

ALTA Member Airlines Passenger Traffic Increases 5.9% in November

Miami, January 13, 2014 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.8 million passengers in November, up 5.9% from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) grew 5.8% and capacity (ASK) increased 3.0%, bringing up the load factor to 79.0%, 2.1 percentage points higher than in November 2012. ...more
Dec 04, 13

ALTA Member Airlines Passenger Traffic Increases 7.8% in October

Miami, December 4, 2013 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 13.9 million passengers in October, up 7.8% from the previous year. Traffic (RPK) grew 8.7% and capacity (ASK) increased 4.6%, bringing up the load factor to 78.7%, 3.0 percentage points higher than in October 2012. ...more
Nov 22, 13

10th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum Highlights Strides and Challenges for Region´s Aviation

Miami (November 22, 2013) – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Airline Leaders Forum and the association´s 33rd General Assembly came to a conclusion last week in Cancun, Mexico, after celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the conference, which consistently garners the participation of CEO´s and top executives from Latin American and Caribbean aviation, as well as civil aviation authorities and officials from governments throughout the region. ...more
Nov 20, 13

ALTA and ICF SH&E bring you the latest Quarterly Briefing on Aviation Industry Insights

ALTA and ICF SH&E bring you the latest Quarterly Briefing on Aviation Industry Insights • The Industry Moves East • Caribbean Market Overview • Airline Outsourcing • Airbus A330-200 Appraisal The Industry Moves East ...more
Nov 15, 13

ALTA Rewards Outstanding Leadership and Service Excellence in the Latin American Aviation Industry

Cancun (November 15, 2013) – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) presented last night the Federico Bloch and the Rolim Amaro awards to Alex de Gunten, Business Development Officer (BDO) of HEICO´s Flight Support Group (FSG) and to the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC, respectively, for their outstanding leadership and delivery of service excellence in the commercial aviation industry in Latin America....more
Nov 14, 13

ALTA´s 10th Airline Leaders Forum Opens Calling for Sustained Momentum of Aviation´s Success

Cancun (November 14, 2013) – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association opened its 10th anniversary ALTA Airline Leaders Forum at the Iberostar Cancun Hotel in the Mexican Riviera with top attendance and a roster of aviation high-ranking executives. ...more
Oct 29, 13

ALTA Calls for Dismissal of Jet Fuel Tax Proposal in Mexican Senate

Miami (October 29, 2013) – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) today called for the dismissal of the recent fiscal reform proposal that would impose a new tax to jet fuel in the amount of MEX$0.12 per liter of fuel. The plan would heavily affect the cost of jet fuel in Mexico and would have an estimated impact of MEX$480 million annually, further reducing Mexican airlines´ competitiveness. The proposed tax represents an additional financial burden to airlines which already absorb fuel handling fees. ...more
Sep 05, 13

ALTA and MRO Network Launch Second Edition of Engineering & MRO Summit

Miami (September 5, 2013) - In response to the burgeoning growth of the aviation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean ALTA and the MRO Network will deliver the second edition of the Latin America and Caribbean Engineering & MRO Summit on October 9-10, in Bogotá, Colombia. This is a major event targeted to MRO professionals from the region and around the world. ...more
Sep 04, 13

Eduardo Iglesias is Appointed Executive Director of ALTA

Miami (September 4, 2013) - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association, ALTA, has appointed Eduardo Iglesias to the position of Executive Director of ALTA. Iglesias was unanimously selected by ALTA’s Executive Committee after an extensive global search led by executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart. ...more
Aug 26, 13

ALTA Affiliate Membership Grows with the Addition of JLT

Miami (August 26, 2013) - ALTA, the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association today announced JLT as its newest Affiliate Member. The induction of JLT now brings the total number of Affiliate Members at ALTA to forty-five organizations representing aviation at both the regional and the global level. ...more
Jul 03, 13

ALTA Announces Launch of Quarterly Briefing on Aviation Industry Insights in Collaboration with ICF SH&E

(Miami, July 3, 2013) - ALTA has announced the launch of a quarterly report that contains statistics and analyses about the aviation industry. The report is prepared by ICF SH&E and is available to the general public via the Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association´s (ALTA) website. ...more
Jun 27, 13

Safety Experts Determine Proactivity is Essential for Improved Safety Record

(San Jose, June 27) - The 4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit came to a close yesterday in San Jose, Costa Rica, where it held sessions to discuss the most salient risk mitigation topics for aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Regional Aviation Safety Group – Pan America (RASG-PA), founded in Costa Rica in 2008, co-hosted the conference with the Costa Rica Civil Aviation Authority, in partnership with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ...more
Jun 26, 13

ALEX DE GUNTEN to step down as Executive Director of ALTA after 10 years

(Miami, June 26) - After 10years as Executive Director of ALTA, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association, Alex de Gunten will step down August of this year, Roberto Kriete, Chairman of ALTA, announced today. ...more
Jun 25, 13

Top Safety Experts Gather at 4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit

(Miami, June 25) - San Jose, Costa Rica is the setting for the 4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit, to be held on June 25-26, amidst the participation of the most important airlines in the Americas, aviation authorities from around the region and other important stakeholders from the aviation industry, both regional and global. ...more
Jun 17, 13

ALTA and SPENCERSTUART Announce Call for Nominations for 10th Annual Federico Bloch Award

Miami (June 17, 2013) – ALTA, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association, and leading executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart today issued a call for nominations for the 10th Annual Federico Bloch Award, to be presented on November 14th, 2013, at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Cancun, Mexico. ...more
May 29, 13

ALTA CCMA Concludes Successful 100th Conference with Over 3,000 Business Meetings

Miami (May 29, 2013) – The 100th CCMA Conference concluded last week in Panama City after a successful round of over 3,000 Mini-meetings and 80 Tabletop exhibits, the staples of the CCMA. The event, organized by the Latin America & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is the largest and longest-running networking gathering of airlines and suppliers in the industry. ...more
May 17, 13

ALTA´s CCMA sells out its 100th Anniversary Conference Hosting Nearly 800 Delegates

Miami (May 17, 2013) – The 100th ALTA CCMA will launch this coming Sunday , May 19th, at the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis in Panama City, Panama. The conference, the region´s largest networking conference involving Airlines and Suppliers, is organized by the Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). ...more
May 16, 13

4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit Lands in San José de Costa Rica

Miami (May 16, 2013) - The 4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit, hosted by the Regional Aviation Safety Group-Pan America (RASG-PA) and the Costa Rica Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), in partnership with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica on June 25-28 at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel de San José. ...more
Apr 22, 13

First Aviation Day Central America Emphasizes Contributions of Aviation and the Need to Improve Infrastructure

Miami, Florida (April 17, 2013) - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) hosted the first Aviation Day Central America, highlighting aviation’s contribution to the region’s economies and urging governments to take steps to increase its value as a catalyst for economic growth and development. Aviation supports 4.6 million jobs and $107 billion in GDP across the Latin American and Caribbean region. ...more
Feb 28, 13

ALTA Membership Expands with Addition of Surinam Airways and Willis Lease

ALTA Membership Expands with Addition of Surinam Airways and Willis Lease Miami (February 28, 2013) - The Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has recently welcomed Surinam Airways Ltd. and California-based Willis Lease Finance Corporation as its newest Airline and Affiliate Members, respectively. The entry of these two organizations brings the total of ALTA Members to a count of eighty-eight. ...more
Feb 06, 13

Sixth Routes Americas to Launch Featuring Stellar Line-up of Speakers in Cartagena de Indias

Miami (February 6th, 2013) - The 6th Routes Americas, held by Routes in association with the Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) will commence on February 10th, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. It features the Strategy Summit, sponsored by the New Quito International Airport, and a stellar line-up of Speakers. ...more
Jan 24, 13

ALTA Applauds Important Milestone for Aviation Industry in Uruguay as Government reduces Fuel Price by 8%

ALTA Applauds Important Milestone for Aviation Industry in Uruguay as Government reduces Fuel Price by 8% Miami (January 24, 2013) - Uruguay’s National Administration of Fuel (ANCAP) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance announced recently that fuel prices charged to all commercial carriers that operate in Uruguay will be reduced by 8%, effective January 25th. The announcement also means that the price of fuel in Uruguay is now more closely aligned with that of most other countries in the Southern Cone. ...more
Jan 21, 13

Airline groups urge steps to make tourism in Curacao more competitive

Airline groups urge steps to make tourism in Curacao more competitive Miami, Florida (January 21, 2013) - A coalition of aviation groups comprising the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the Curacao Airline Association (CAA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reiterated their concerns over the significant increases in landing fees and passenger facility charges imposed on passengers and airlines operating to Curacao, potentially impacting tourism demand. ...more
Dec 01, 12

ALTA and Member Airlines Denounce Surprise Airport Tax Hike by Curacao Airport Authorities

Miami, Florida (December 10, 2012) - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and Member airlines today denounced the action taken by the airport authorities in Curacao, involving a surprise increase in airport taxes and landing fees in that island-nation. The sudden and unexpected hike in airport and landing fees is an unjustified measure to increase airport revenues at the expense of passengers and carriers. ...more
Nov 20, 12

Joint Declaration Urges Governments to Develop Air Transport Infrastructure

Miami (November 20, 2012) – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), Airports Council International (ACI), Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed the Joint Declaration on Airport and Air Navigation Service Infrastructure in the Latin American & Caribbean Region last week during the 9th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum....more
Nov 19, 12

ALTA Reiterates its Commitment to the Improvement of Regional Safety

Panama City (November 19, 2012) - The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) finished its 9th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum and XXXII AGM in Panama City calling for the continued drive towards improved safety in regional aviation. ...more
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