Unfortunately, Gran Colombia De Aviacion ceased operations in April 2022.
GCA Airline was a start-up Colombian airline and a subsidiary of the Avior Airlines Group. The airline was based in the city of Cali, Colombia and was based at Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International. The airline offered domestic flights within Colombia, hoping to provide more connections linking destinations within the country.
The airline was founded as Gran Colombia de Aviación in 2017 but rebranded to 'GCA Air' in 2018 and operated under that name before it ceased operations in April 2022.
Each passenger was entitled to a piece of carry-on baggage as well as a personal item. The free carry-on baggage couldn't exceed 8kg in weight with a maximum dimension of 55cm x 45cm x 25cm. Coats, shopping bags, computers, handbags and nappy-changing bags were counted as personal items. All items onboard had to fit in the overhead lockers and below the seat.
No prohibited items were allowed onboard including any fluid over 100ml. Depending on the aircraft load, the airline might have asked passengers to check in carry-on baggage for free due to safety reasons.
Checked baggage allowance depended on the ticket the traveller held. It was recommended that passengers check their e-tickets to confirm the baggage allowance for their flight. Due to international Health and Safety regulations, any baggage that exceed 32kg wouldn't be accepted by the airline.
There were overhead lockers for any hand luggage that the passenger brought onboard. Classic Cab was essentially the Economy Class on most airlines. It had three fare types offered to passengers including Mini, Maxi and Super.
Classic Cab was in a 3 x 3 configuration, with enough space for customers to enjoy their flights with a reclinable seat.
Cabin Plus was essentially Business Class on most airlines. The fare type that offered this cabin class was called Familia Mega. Passengers would receive two pieces of checked baggage allowance. Passengers in this class would also be entitled to enjoy priority boarding and disembarking at the airport. A designated check-in counter was available for passengers in this class too.
Cabin Plus seats were in a 3 x 3 configuration with a flexible recline and more spacious seats compared to Classic Cab.
Online check-in was available via the airline website and opened 24 hours before to up to three hours before the flight. Your boarding passes could be obtained once online check-in was completed.
Passengers were advised to proceed to the airline's check-in desks upon arrival. The check-in desks were labelled with the airline name and logo for passengers to identify. If you're unsure where the check-in desks are, please check the departure information board or seek airport staff assistance. At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers arrive at the airport 1.5 hours before the scheduled departure time to avoid any delays. Failure to comply with the airline check-in policy may result in a loss of fare.
As of June 2021, Gran Colombia De Aviacion flew to domestic destinations in Colombia including Cartagena, Barranquilla, San Andrés and Bucaramanga.
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Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Cali Airport, which is often referred to as Cali Airport is the main international airport in Cali, Colombia and the hub airport for GCA Air. Cali Airport serves as an alternate airport for Bogota El Dorado Airport, the busiest airport in the country.
GCA Air was the only airline that used Cali Airport as a hub. Other airlines that fly to the airport include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Avianca, Avianca Peru, Easyfly, LATAM Colombia, TAC Colombia, TAME, and Wingo.
As of October 2020, the airline operated a fleet of Boeing 737-400. The aircraft was in a 3 x 3 configuration, accommodating 144 passengers between two classes - Classic Cab and Cabin Plus.