Alianza Summa's management is particularly worried about the recently issued operating permits to two Bogotá-based start-up carriers - Aerolineas Universal and Aerolineas Estelar. With operations scheduled to start in August, the latter will fly five Embraer EMB-120 Brasílias to 19 domestic destinations. Due to launch scheduled operations in late July, Aerolineas Universal will use Fokker 100s to serve 11 domestic destinations. The two start-up airlines have signalled their intention to fill the void that will be left behind by Alianza Summa as it reduces its domestic operations as part of its cost-cutting strategy.

Source: Flight International