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Avianca has been the national carrier of Colombia since 1919 and is part of the Synergy Group that incorporates Ocean Air (Brazil) and VIP (Ecuador).
Avianca flies to many destinations in Colombia including: Armenia, Barrancabermeja, Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cucuta, Florencia, Ibague, Leiticia, Manizales, Medellin, Monteria, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Popayan, Riohacha, San Andres, Santa Marta, Tumaco, Valledupar, Villavicencio and Yopal.
The airline flies to many other destinations including Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republican, Galapagos, Bolivia, Paraguay and many others.
Avianca is the largest airline in Colombia and second largest in Latin America. With its subsidiaries, Avianca has the most extensive network of destinations in Latin America.
Avianca flights are the gateway to South America operating from their hub in Bogotá to 18 destinations in Colombia and to 17 points in the Americas and Europe.
In 2009 Avianca celebrated its 90th anniversary. Avianca is the world's second oldest airline still in operation, and is the oldest continuously operating airline in the Western Hemisphere. On 7 October 2009, it was announced that Avianca would merge with TACA.
Direct services are offered to Colombia from London or through Madrid and Barcelona. Alternatively connections to Colombia can be made through major gateways in the US (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and New York).
16th February 2018
Avianca Brasil to make a new flight between Guarulhos and Vitoria
Avianca Brasil will commence operations in Vitória, Espírito Santo, from April 16. The airline will have twice-daily, direct flights connecting the Vitória Airport, Eurico de Aguar Salles, and the Guarulhos International Airport. The aircraft which will operate this route is an Airbus A320.
"We are very proud and optimistic to announce the arrival of Avianca Brasil in Vitória. The city was already in our growth plan and we are sure that, in addition to offering the best service, this new operation will give capixabas flights with good schedules for both leisure and business travelers." says Tarcisio Gargioni, the company's vice president. The new flights, numbered 6131 and 6333, will depart from Vitória at 10:05 and 7:45 p.m., arriving in Guarulhos at 11:40 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. respectively. Conversely, flights 6130 and 6132 will depart from São Paulo at 8:10 p.m. and 5:35 p.m., landing in the capital of Espírito Santo at 11:40 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.
The Airbus A320 aircraft are configured to comfortably transport 162 passengers in a single class, with ample space between the seats and on-board entertainment system with individual screen. In addition to the attentive on-board staff, the company will also offer snacks and drinks.
19th January 2018
Avianca becomes first Airbus A330-300 operator in Latin America
Colombian flag-carrier Avianca will add two second-hand Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft within the first half of 2018, making the company the first Latin American operator of the type.
The aircraft are to be received from TransAsia Airways, along with two additional Airbus A321ceo aircraft. The Taiwanese carrier had to sell part of its fleet amid financial difficulties after suffering two accidents within the span of seven months. In April 2017, TransAsia announced the sale, for an amount of 364 million U.S. dollars, to an undisclosed buyer. However, after several delays, airline administrators decided to continue the transaction, but with Avianca, which was placed as the second best offer for the aircraft.
The two A330-300, formerly registered as B-22101 with serial number 1357 and B-22102 with serial number 1378, are both equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and will receive Avianca registration N803AV and N804AV, respectively. TransAsia Airways’ A321s, previously registered as B-22608 with serial number 6009 and B-22610 with serial number 6294, will adopt N805AV y N810AV. As per Colombian law, aircraft registrations are made with the United States Federal Aviation Administration.
Both A330-300s will take the current role of the company’s Boeing 787 fleet, covering continental routes, while allowing Avianca to use the Dreamliner for the European and overseas market. In 2018, Avianca also expects to open a new Bogota to Munich route. The -300 series is the Airbus 330’s largest version, as it can accommodate up to 440 passengers, but is typically configured in 277 to 390 seat layout. Currently, Avianca’s A330-200 fleet can accommodate 244 passengers in a two-class configuration. Its capacity is not far from its substitute, the 787-8 Dreamliner, seating 250 passengers.
TThis addition will allow the Colombian carrier to transfer two of its A330-200 aircraft to its sister airline Avianca Brasil, which is resuming its international expansion after Brazil’s economic recession. The goal of these two aircraft is to reinforce its popular London route.
5th January 2018
TAvianca Unveils New In-Flight Entertainment System on A318 Fleet
TAvianca has introduced a new wireless-based in-flight entertainment system on its fleet of Airbus A318 aircraft, the leading Colombian airline announced this week. The platform allows travelers to use their personal devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, to connect to the plane’s offerings of movies, television shows, and music. Fliers can also reference the flight map during the route.
To access the system, fliers can download the “Avianca Entertainment” app and then use the plane’s WiFi system to connect. It is also accessible through Avianca.com through an internet browser once connected. The functionality is currently available on nine aircraft and will be installed within 10 Airbus A320 aircraft in the near future, says the Bogotá-based carrier.
27th November 2017
Avianca Argentina Launches Flights
New carrier Avianca Argentina launched its first flight Nov. 21 from the close-in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery here to Rosario, Argentina’s third-largest city. The airline is starting the route with twice-daily service between the cities, and could double frequencies around March 2018 when the travel season picks up,
1st November 2017
Avianca Airlines acquires Colombian groundhandling firm, SAI
Avianca Holdings has announced it has acquired 90% of Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados (SAI), a Colombian gorundhandling services specialist with a presence at each of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín José Maria Córdova, Cartagena de Indias, and Armenia airports. The transaction closed on October 17 for an undisclosed amount. Avianca Holdings said in a statement the purchase forms part of its growth and income diversification strategy. As such, it will now have its own specialized airport ground services company, which controls 18.5% of the Colombian market.
3rd October 2017
Avianca Airlines and Sabre renew technology partnership
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a renewed partnership with Avianca for Sabre AirCentre Flight Explorer, its comprehensive flight tracking and monitoring solution. In conjunction with Flight Explorer, Avianca will utilize the Surface Manager module to provide full awareness of aircraft location on the ground, even before takeoff and after landing.
Flight Explorer streamlines data delivery, allows for intuitive flight management, enables integrated flight planning and allows users to set advanced, flight-specific thresholds based on industry or company requirements. Flight Explorer also streamlines route analysis through graphical route displays that include real-time data such as weather and airspace restrictions. These capabilities help Avianca make decisions based on the most current data, ultimately saving on costs and minimizing disruptions which results in a better passenger experience.
Flight tracking is not a new concept. Before computers, airlines used flight plans to manually estimate locations at given times, but since then flight tracking technology has advanced to incorporate more sophisticated data – not only aircraft position but additional data such as weather and air traffic control information. Flight Explorer can easily adapt to include incremental data sources as they became available, meaning Flight Explorer is uniquely positioned to accommodate evolving industry recommendations and expanding data sources as the need arises.
"We are proud to continue our partnership and help Avianca adapt internal processes to meet increasingly complex company and regulatory requirements," said Vinit Doshi, chief marketing officer, Sabre Airline Solutions. "Flight Explorer delivers industry leading monitoring capabilities and does so without burdening the technology teams or end users."
Avianca will also rely on Flight Explorer's Surface Manager module for gate-to-gate monitoring, which delivers even more comprehensive decision support, improves efficiency and reduces the risk of error. "Flight Explorer simplifies our route analysis with real-time data such as weather and airspace restrictions, allowing us to make quicker decisions and offer a better travel experience to our customers," said Miguel Montoya, senior vice president of technique and operations at Avianca.
About Avianca Holdings S.A.
Avianca Holdings S.A. comprises the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca), Tampa Cargo S.A.S. , incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos S.A. - Aerogal, incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA International Airlines S.A., incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A., LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Trans Américan Airlines S.A., incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales S.A., SANSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña S.A., incorporated in Nicaragua, Isleña de Inversiones S.A. de C.V., ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras and Aviateca S.A., incorporated in Guatemala.
13th September 2017
Avianca expands Sao Paulo flights from December 2017
Avianca starting December 2017 plans to introduce additional daily frequency for Bogota – Sao Paulo Guarulhos route. From 01DEC17, the airline will introduce new morning departure from Bogota, evening from Sao Paulo, as 3rd daily flight. This route is operated by Avianca A330-200 aircraft.
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Avianca plans to add two new European points
Avianca expects to add two new European destinations in the coming months, as it sees strong demand in its international network. Avianca currently serves London Heathrow, Madrid and Barcelona. Rincon expects the fourth European destination to be added later this year, and the fifth in early 2018. Avianca is considering flights to Paris and Rome. No airline flies nonstop to Bogota from either Munich or Rome, FlightGlobal schedules data show. Air France operates between Bogota and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Avianca's Europe routes were the strongest performer across its network in the second quarter, posting a load factor of 85.5%. The airline also saw strength in its flights to North America and to other South American countries where it does not have a domestic presence. Later this year, Avianca will grow on international flights within South America. It will launch nonstop service between Lima and Cordoba in November, and is awaiting Bolivian regulatory approval to begin flights between Bogota and Santa Cruz in October. LATAM Airlines Group operates between Lima and Cordoba, FlightGlobal schedules data show. No airline flies between Bogota and Santa Cruz.
Avianca and Singapore Airlines to codeshare
Star Alliance partners Avianca and Singapore Airlines will begin codesharing on certain routes, the airlines said Aug. 14. The partnership will cover the carriers’ flights to Barcelona, Spain, and London Heathrow Airport. Singapore Airlines serves those cities from its hub at Singapore Changi Airport, and Avianca flies to both destinations from Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The two carriers will place their respective codes on each other’s routes.
Avianca (AV, Bogotá) boss, Hernan Rincon, has told Bloomberg that the airline has the go-ahead for a USD200 million capital increase.
"We are planning a capital increase of $200 million. That capital increase has been given the green light by the board of directors, and we are now in the process of doing all the legal and financial to raise capital." As previously reported, the cash injection will come from Avianca's Brazilian parent, Synergy Aerospace.
Avianca is currently facing some legal issues over its proposed tie-up with United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare), with its second largest shareholder protesting the move. Kingsland has filed a suit against Avianca, saying that the merger will personally benefit Synergy, and Synergy's owner German Efromovich. Rincon dismissed the case, calling it completely baseless. He added that the negotiations with United are going well.
"We meet on a weekly basis," he said, regarding the United deal. "We have made great progress. And we believe, we're aspiring to close the agreement in this year."
In the interview, Rincon also highlighted Avianca's commitment to improving its digital offering.
"We are transforming Avianca into a digital company that flies aircraft. And at the same time, we are building one of the top two airlines Latin American-wide, serving the whole continent," he said
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About Avianca Holdings S.A.
Avianca Holdings S.A. comprises the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca (Avianca), Tampa Cargo S.A.S. , incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos S.A. - Aerogal, incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA International Airlines S.A., incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A., LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Trans Américan Airlines S.A., incorporated in Perú, Servicios Aéreos Nacionales S.A., SANSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Aerotaxis La Costeña S.A., incorporated in Nicaragua, Isleña de Inversiones S.A. de C.V., ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras and Aviateca S.A., incorporated in Guatemala. Avianca 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. To book a flight on Avianca, simply use our search tool to provide you with the best choice of airline for your journey, If you have any questions or need clarification on any point please don't hesitate to get in touch, we are based in the UK so for international callers please check the international dialing code. We can also help you keep up to date with the latest travel news. UK Sales: 0871 222 9222 International: +44 1293 874920
Avianca offers discounted prices on Routes to Central America in order to encourage tourism
Avianca offers discounted prices on Routes to Central America in order to encourage tourism and satisfy the interest of tourists who want to visit Central America, Avianca, the Ministries of Tourism of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.
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