Satena to start online ticket sales soon

Major-General of the Fuerza Aerea Colombiana (Colombian Air Force), Jose Javier Perez Mejia has been made the new president of Satena. Perez Mejia promises aggressive and enthusiastic attempts to turn a difficult situation around. Passenger numbers fell by 8% in the first half of 2009 for Satena. The new president wants the airline to be best known for high levels of service. He notes that Satena's bills are mainly in dollars even though its income is not dollar-based and adds that it is a shame that Eldorado airport in Bogota is in a mess at present due to renovation and modernisation work being carried out by Opain.

Perez Mejia explains that the closure of runway 1B Norte has seriously affected Satena operations.A priority for Satena in the second half of the year is the opening-up of new sales channels. Inside a month, the airline will be offering Internet ticket sales, a process in which US$1mil has been invested. The turnover for the group in the first semester of 2009 came to Peso$135bil and the goal for the whole of this year is a very attainable Peso$250bil.

Publication: SABI - Business News
Provider: South American Business Information
August 29, 2009