Avianca - airline information
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.
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:
Avianca destinations within the USA:
New York City
Avianca destinations within Europe:
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.
Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009