> Latin America: Getting operational integrity right – is the system really stable

Latin America: Getting operational integrity right – is the system really stable

The recovery of air travel during 2022 was accompanied by severe operating disruptions across the globe, with Latin America and the Caribbean proving no exception.

While delays and cancellations have ebbed and staffing levels are recovering across the region, the Latin American aviation system still faces disruption on multiple fronts and this continues to influence business travel in the region.

As travel builds into the peak summer travel period, the regional sector could be facing with another trying period.

This was the topic of a panel discussion at the CAPA Latin America Aviation & LCCs Summit in Querétaro, Mexico on 31-Aug-2023 and 1-Sep-2023.

The session was moderated by CAE, Head of Sales, Americas, Flight Services, Jeffrey Humin and included Azul Brazilian Airlines, Vice President of People, Customers and ESG, Jason Ward; Viva Aerobus, COO, Adrian Torija; Queretaro International Airport, Director General, Jorge Gutiérrez de Velasco Rodríguez; and Avianca, CEO Cargo, Gabriel Oliva

Some of the topic areas covered included:

  • How have operators adapted and changed since the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the robustness of their systems and to quickly recover from irregular operations?
  • How have regulators reacted to the disruption of the past few years?
  • What are the key technologies that airports, airlines and the supply chain are implementing to ensure operational stability?
  • How are issues around areas such as ATC, infrastructure shortages and workforce training/retention being addressed?
  • What bottlenecks remain in the air travel process and what are potential failure points?

You can view the full session via the following CAPA TV recording.

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