Avianca Ecuador, formerly known as AeroGal, is an Ecuadorian airline based in Quito and hubbed at Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
The airline operates passenger and cargo flights domestically within Ecuador, but also between the mainland and the Galápagos Islands, and between Ecuador and Peru (on behalf of Avianca Peru) and Colombia (on behalf of Avianca).
The airline is one of the 7 airlines which make up the Avianca group of nationally-branded airlines within Latin America.
AeroGal was originally established in 1986, but merged with Avianca and TACA in 2009. It kept it's AergoGal branding until 2014, when it was renamed to Avianca Ecuador.
Avianca Ecuador's fleet currently consists of only Airbus models, although historically it has had different Boeing aircraft. The following is correct as of August 2019.
Primarily, Avianca Ecuador offers domestic flights to destinations around Ecuador. However, they also offer flights to other destinations in the region.
|Quito||Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)|
|Baltra Island||Seymour Airport (GPS)|
|Cuenca||Mariscal Lamar Airport (CUE)|
|Guayaquil||Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)|
|Manta||Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC)|
|Nueva Loja||Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ)|
|Coca||Francisco de Orellana Airport (OCC)|
|San Cristobal Island||San Cristóbal Airport (SCY)|
|Aruba||Oranjestad||Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)|
|Bolivia||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Viru Viru International Airport (VVI)|
|Bolivia||La Paz||El Alto International Airport (LPB)|
|Colombia||Bogotá||El Dorado International Airport (BOG)|
|Colombia||Cali||Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (CLO)|
|Panama||Panama City||Tocumen International Airport (PTY)|
|Peru||Lima||Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)|
Hand baggage for each passenger has a maximum weight allowance of 10kg, and the maximum dimensions of 55 x 25 x 25cm.
Bags in checked luggage can not exceed 158cm for the combined linear dimensions (length + width + height).
For domestic flights in Ecuador on the L fare, passengers are permitted 2 x 23kg of checked baggage.
For all other flights, passengers are permitted 1 x 23kg of luggage with Avianca Ecuador.
Passengers can check-in online for their Avianca Ecuador flights, which opens 24 hours before flying, and closes 3 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Passengers who have not checked in online must do so at the airport. Visit the Avianca check-in desk with your travel documents ready to proceed. You should do this at least 3 hours before your flight is due to depart.
Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the busiest airport in Ecuador and one of the busiest airports in South America.
Airlines that fly from and to Mariscal Sucre International Airport include LATAM Airlines Ecuador, Boliviana de Aviacion, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberia, KLM, United Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Starblue Airlines when it launches.
Economy class passengers can choose their fare purchase, which ranges with baggage allowances, changes to tickets, LifeMiles collection and seat selection.
Passengers also get access to the inflight entertainment, as well as food and drink (depending on the duration and time of your flight)
There is currently no premium economy fare on Avianca Ecuador flights.
Passengers with an economy class ticket can enter an auction for a chance to upgrade to the executive, or business class. The business class includes more baggage, priority boarding, VIP lounge and a premium food and drink service on board.
There is no first class within the Avianca Ecuador cabin. Upgrade to Executive class for a premium flying experience.
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Avianca provides it passengers with onboard entertainment, from movies and TV shows to games and music. Passengers can also enjoy in-flight magazine, or bring their own reading material with them onto the plane.
The airline provides food on flights which are long enough, with some meals including a starter, hot main and dessert. There are also additional snacks served on flights which are longer than 5 hours.
Passengers who require a special meal for dietary, medial or relgious reason can request one by contacting the airline in advance. The meals availalbe are baby meal, child's meal, low-calorie meal, lot-fat meal, low sodium meal, diabetic meal, gluten-free meal, lactose-free meal, bland meal, seafood meal, raw vegetable meal, indian meal, Kosher meal, Muslim meal, vegetarian meal, Asian vegetarian, Oriental vegetarian, vegetarian Jain, Lacto-Ovo vegetarian and fruit platter.
On some flight services with Avianca, there will be in-flight WiFi available. There are different plans available to purchase, which vary in price depending on the duration and what the plan includes. For example, there is a social media and email plan, a browsing plan and an all-inclusive plan.
The frequent-flyer program is called LifeMiles, where members can earn and redeem miles. Passengers can earn miles with each qualifying flight they purchase on Avianca, Iberia or Aeromexico, and when enough have been collected, they can be exchanged for rewards. There are currently three grades of this membership; Silver, Gold and Diamond.
Avianca Ecuador is part of the leading global network, Sky Alliance. It currently has 27 member airlines and was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year.
Passengers should contact the airline as soon as possible after booking to inform them of any special assistance that may be required. For tips and guidance about special services on planes and at airports, see our guide here.
Avianca Ecuador accepts pets as a cabin or checked luggage, for a fee and providing they meet the national standards. Contact the airline directly for more information or to request this service, or look at our tips and guide on travelling with animals.
Avianca Ecuador provides a paid unaccompanied minor service for most routes. This must be arranged well in advance of flying, with the airline directly.