Spotlight On Key Markets: US To Latin America
US majors have comfortably dominated capacity on routes between North and South America for decades, but new aircraft technology and a raft of new airline entrants are set to change the competitive dynamics of this market. Long range narrowbodies enable US ULCCs and LCCs to compete against the majors by bringing the deep south of Latin America within flying range from South Florida. Latin American LCCs such as Interjet and Volaris are also taking advantage of new technology to go further into the US, but long haul international markets within Latin America also offer promising growth opportunities.
- What are the prospects for air service expansion on the crucial North-South axis?
- How is technology influencing network planning on North-South markets?
- Which hubs will be the winners?
- Are US ULCCs or Latin America LCCs set to usurp the dominance of the US majors in this arena?
Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Advisor, John Thomas
- IATA, Regional Vice President The Americas, Peter Cerdá
- ICF Aviation, Principal, Carlos Ozores
- LATAM Airlines, VP Corporate Affairs, Gisela Escobar