Flying to Colombia? Why not try Avianca ?
Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., simply called Avianca, is the national flag carrying airline of Colombia and the world's second oldest continuously flying airline, founded originally in 1919. Today it is part of the large AviancaTaca Holdings group consisting of TACA International Airlines, Líneas Aéreas Costarricenses (Lacsa), TACA Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales (Sansa), Aerotaxis La Costeña, Aerolíneas Pacífico Atlántico (Aeroperlas) and Isleña de Inversiones (Isleña). The group is owned by Synergy Aerospace Corporation which also owns Aerogal in Ecuador and Avianca Brazil (formerly Oceanair).
Based at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport in the capital city of Colombia, Avianca has a mission to accomplish which is summed up as: "We fly and serve with passion to earn your loyalty". With a fleet of over 60 aircraft and confirmed orders for over sixty more, Avianca is the bigest airline in the Avianca/Taca group which in total has a fleet of over 175 aeroplanes. Avianca alone flies to 69 destinations, including 21 airports in Colombia, 4 cities in the US and 2 Spanish destinations in Europe.
Whether you wish to visit the wonderfully diverse country that is Colombia or take a flight on Avianca on one leg of a longer journey, here at Alternative Airlines we can help you plan your trip.
Explore Colombia with Avianca
For those who want to experience all the wonders that Colombia has to offer, Avianca could be the best airline to choose, With its network of flights that extends to 21 airports in Colombia, you will be able to visit many great cities, as well as historical, cultural and historic sights, such as the coastal city of Cartagena.
As an entry port to Colombia, Flights to Bogota are the perfect starting point for first time visitors or returning holidaymakers looking to explore more of this great country.As the nation's capital and largest city, Bogota is a dynamic city with many sites worthy of attention including the fabulous Gold museum.
Whilst in Bogota, you may initially experience some slight breathlessness as this amazing city is built 2640 metres (8661 ft) above sea level, however nearly 9 million people go about their lives everyday in this environment. Bogota is a fascinating mix of colonial architecture and dazzling modern buildings. Best of all are the modern hotels. Colombians are proud of their hospitality and most hotels strive for perfection as they compete for business and leisure guests.
But Bogota is only the start, European travellers will find the grace, charm and fizz of historic Cartagena a joy to discover. With its coastal fortress, build to defend the city from marauding English pirates, SIr Francis Drake no less and its exciting salsa bars, lobster restaurants and beautiful beaches, Cartagena is the place to go. Especially worth a visit is the Santa Clara hotel converted from 17th Century monastery and featured in a Gabriel Garcia Marquez, enjoy a cocktail in it bird song filled interior courtyard.
Travel the World with Avianca
As well as its domestic network of flights, Avianca also flies international flights allowing passengers a direct route to Colombia from airports across the world.
In Europe, Avianca has flights to Madrid and Barcelona with easy connecting flights to London using either Iberia and British Airways. In North America, Avianca flies to Mexico City, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and New York.
If you are thinking about flying around South and Central America, Avianc's regional network of flights offers an affordable option to cities such as San Jose de Costa Rica, Panama City,San Salvador, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Guayaquil, Quito, Lima and Caracas.
Avianca has a very modern fleet of aircraft including the latest Boeing and Airbus types as well as aircraft from the Dutch manufacturer, Fokker. All are equipped with in-flight entertainment and offer high quality on board service to all class of passenger. Frequent Flyers can enjoy the new scheme LifeMiles introduced in 2011, in conjunction with sister airline, TACA.
Book a flight on Avianca with Alternative Airlines.
With more than 26 years of experience, Alternative Airlines has developed into an expert in arranging flights to the more unusual countries and destinations across the world,often booking flights to places that are best served by airlines outside the normal range of mainstream European carriers.
If you are considering booking a trip to Colombia, we can help you plan you journey and get the best possible air fares available. Your flight reservations will be confirmed immediately and we are specialists in booking multi sector journeys often involving more than one airline. The price you pay includes all taxes and other airline charges.
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