GCA Airline is a start-up Colombian airline and a subsidiary of the Avior Airlines Group. The airline is based in the city of Cali, Colombia and is based at Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International. The airline is offering 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 currently operates under that name.
As of October 2020, Gran Colombia De Aviacion is only flying to domestic destinations including Palmira, Cartagena, Barranquilla, San Andrés and Bucaramanga.
|Columbia||Palmira||CLO||Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport|
|Cartagena||CTG||Rafael Núñez International Airport|
|Barranquilla||BAQ||Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport|
|San Andrés||ADZ||Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport|
Each passenger is entitled to a piece of carry-on baggage as well as a personal item. The free carry-on baggage cannot exceed 8kg in weight with a maximum dimension of 55cm x 45cm x 25cm. Coat, shopping bag, computer, handbag and nappy changing bags are counted as personal items. All items onboard must fit in the overhead lockers and below the seat.
No prohibited items are allowed onboard including any fluid over 100ml. Depending on the aircraft load, the airline may ask passengers to check-in carry-on baggage for free due to safety reasons.
Checked baggage allowance depends on the ticket the traveller holds. We recommend passengers to check their e-ticket to confirm the baggage allowance for their flight. Due to international Health and Safety regulations, any baggage exceeding 32kg wouldn't be accepted by the airline.
|FARE TYPE||NO. OF BAGS||WEIGHT||TOTAL DIMENSIONS|
|Mini||1||23kg (50.7lbs)||158cm (62")|
There are overhead lockers for any hand luggage that the passenger bring onboard. Classic Cab is essentially the Economy Class on most airlines. It has three fare types offered to passengers including Mini, Maxi and Super.
Classic Cab is in a 3 x 3 configuration, enough space for customers to enjoy their flights with a reclinable seat.
Cabin Plus is essentially the Business Class on most airlines. The fare type that offers this cabin class is called Familia Mega. Passengers would receive two pieces of checked baggage allowance. Passengers on this class would also be entitled to enjoy priority boarding and disembarking at the airport. A designated check-in counter for passengers on this class too.
Cabin Plus seats are in a 3 x 3 configuration with a flexible recline and more spacious seats compared to Classic Cab.
Online check-in is available via the airline website and it opens 24 hours before to up to three hours before the flight. Prepare your e-ticket details and travel document details for a smooth check-in process. Your boarding passes can be obtained once online check-in is done.
Passengers are advised to proceed to the airline's check-in desks upon arrival. The check-in desks should be 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 to 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 October 2020, the airline is operating a fleet of Boeing 737-400. The aircraft is in a 3 x 3 configuration, accommodating 144 passengers between two classes - Classic Cab and Cabin Plus.
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.
Currently, GCA Air is the only airline that uses Cali Airport as a hub. Other airlines that fly to the airport include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Avianca, Avianca Peru, Easyfly, LATAM Colombia, TAC, TAME, and Wingo.