CEO of SKY Airline, the second largest airline of Chile has alleged that airlines are doing bad practices by parking their aircraft on the terminal for long to hinder other’s flight operations.
SKY Airline CEO allegation
SKY Airline, which is based at Santiago is the second largest airline of Chile after LATAM. The airline is second largest in terms of fleet and international movements.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SKY Airline alleged that major airlines, who have larger market share are doing bad practices at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru.
CEO Holger Paulmann pointed out that bigger airlines leave their aircraft parked at the terminal for hours, which hinders the operations of other operators like SKY Airline. Not just hinderance, it is even violating the airport rules.
The same thing used to happen at Santiago Airport as well. However, Paulmann did not reveal the name of any airline. He mentioned that these big airlines have the largest market share and are not all happy to let competitor airlines increase their market share.
Terminal is underused
The large operators keeps their aircraft parked for much longer time. Other airlines cannot use the terminal gate because the aircraft are parked for a long time.
He said that the terminal can be put to maximum use, but unfortunately there are some airlines doing bad practices.
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Source Credits : Peru Retail