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Avianca - airline information

    

  

  

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Avianca

Colombian flag carrier airline with hub functioning at Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. The airline was founded in the city of Barranquilla in 1940, but today it is headquartered in Bogotá.

Focuses on New York, Miami, Cartagena, Calí, Barranquilla, Medellín.

Today Avianca is owned by the same holding as TACA and LACSA airlines - which are considered to be subsidiary to Avianca.

Currently Avianca is the largest airline in South America.

In 2009 Avianca and TACA announced their desire to merge, but in case of such a fusion, they would still want to maintain their own brands.

                                                   

Fact sheet

 

 General company information...

Official name: 

Aerovías del Continente Americano

Slogan(s):

"Gladly!"

IATA designator:

AV

ICAO designator:

AVA

Headquarters:

Bogotá, Colombia

Alliance:

-

 Destinations...

Hubs:

Bogotá El Nuevo Dorado International Airport - Bogotá, Colombia

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport - Barranquilla, Colombia

Calí Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport - Calí, Colombia

Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport - Cartagena, Colombia

Miami International Airport - Miami, USA

Medellín José María Córdova International Airport - Medellín, Colombia

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, USA

Number of destinations:

79

 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:

58 (+73 orders)

Aircraft types used:

Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A330

Fokker 50, Fokker 100

Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 787

McDonnell Douglas MD-83

Accidents & incidents:

Total: 4 - Fatal cases: 4

 Passengers-related...

Number of passengers:

-

Classes:

-

Frequent flyer program:

-

Other important issues:

- Avianca's fleet is South America's largest and most modern fleet

     

Destinations

 

79 destinations are served. Their number might be double or larger as the newly ordered airplanes will enter the Avianca fleet.

Serves primarily Colombian cities, but also flies to many cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe.

 

Avianca destinations within Colombia:

 

Bogotá

Arauca

Armenia

Calí

Medellín

Barranquilla

Bucaramanga

Cartagena

Cúcuta

Santa Marta

Leticia

Manizales

Montería

Pasto

Pereira

Popayán

Riohacha

San Andrés

Valledupar

Providencia

Capurganá

Bahía Solano

Nuquí

Caucasia

Chigorodó.

  

Avianca destinations within the USA:

 

Los Angeles

Newark

New York City

Fort Lauderdale

Miami

 

Avianca destinations within Europe:

 

Madrid

Paris

Frankfurt

London

 

Fleet

  

Avianca has the most modern fleet in Latin America.

The fleet will more than double with the 73 airplanes entering "on top" of the already existing 58. There are further options for 28 more planes.

The newly arriving airliners are mostly Airbus A319 and A320 models, but there also are 12 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners among them.

In the past Avianca has also has Boeing 747s in its fleet, but these airplanes were all retired.

  

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