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Islena Airlines has rebranded to Avianca Honduras

Islena Airlines is now Avianca Honduras. The airline was renamed Avianca Honduras in 2014. If you're looking for flights with Islena Airlines, we recommend visiting our page on Avianca Honduras.

About Islena Airlines

Islena Airlines was a regional airlines based in Honduras. It was founded in 1981 and mainly focused on serving domestic routes within Honduras. Islena Airlines operated a fleet of small aircraft that connected various cities to towns within the country.

The airline gained popularity as a reliable option for domestic travel in Honduras - it offered convenient connections and affordable fares.

In 2010, Islena Airlines merged with another Honduran airline, Sol Air, to form Grupo TACA, a regional airline conglomerate. Furthermore, in 2013, Grupo TACA merged with Avianca, one of the largest airlines in Latin America, to form Avianca Holdings. Because of this, Islena Airlines was rebranded to Avianca Honduras and became part of the Avianca Group.

Baggage Allowance

Islena Airlines allowed both cabin baggage and checked baggage on its flights.

Carry-on Baggage

Before the merger, Islena Airlines allowed passengers to bring one piece of carry-on baggage on board. This couldn't weigh more than 10 kg (22 lbs) and not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm. A personal item was also permitted - this could include a purse, a laptop bag or a small backpack.

Checked Baggage

Depending on the fare type, route and aircraft, the checked baggage allowance varied on flights with Islena Airlines.Passengers were typically allowed to bring one or two pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Islena Airlines didn't offer online check-in - passengers would have to check-in at the airport.

Airport Check-In

Passengers could check-in for Islena Airlines flights at the airport via the dedicated check-in counters.

In-flight Entertainment

Islena Airlines didn't provide many in-flight entertainment options. Its flights were very short therefore it didn't offer individual seatback entertainment screens or audio/video entertainment systems. The airline also used smaller aircraft that were not equipped with in-flight entertainment systems.

Meal Options

The food and drink options with Islena Airlines were limited. This is because the airlime primarily operated domestic, short-haul routes. Snacks and light refreshments may have been offered within an in-flight menu.

Frequent Flyer Program

Islena Airlines didn't have its own frequent flyer program. After it merged with Avianca, it offered Avianca's loyalty scheme called LifeMiles.

Airline Alliance

Islena Airlines was not a member of any airline alliance. Now that it is Avianca Honduras, it is a member of the Star Alliance as it belongs to the Avianca Group.

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Destinations that Islena Airlines flew to

Before Islena Airlines rebranded to Avianca Honduras, it operated domestic flights within Honduras. Below is a table with all of the airline's destinations before the merger.

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Hub Airport

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport, also known as La Mesa International Airport, is an airport located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The airport is named after Ramón Villeda Morales, a former president of Honduras. The airport is the busiest in Honduras, handling just over 1 million passengers in 2018.

Airlines that fly to/from this airport include Air Europa, American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Tropic Air, United Airlines, Avianca El Salvador and many more.


Before it became Avianca Honduras, Islena Airlines operated its flights with the following aircraft in its fleet:

  • 7 x ATR 42-300
  • 6 x ATR 42-320
  • 2 x ATR 72-600
  • 1 x Beechcraft 90
  • 1 x Beechcraft 99
  • 1 x Boeing 737-200
  • 1 x Cessna 206
  • 2 x De Havilland Canada HDC-6 Twin Otter
  • 5 x Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante
  • 3 x Fokker F27 Friendship
  • 1 x Fairchild Hiller FH-227
  • 1 x Grumman Gulfstream I
  • 3 x Short 360
  • 4 x Let L410 Turbolet