Avianca – www.avianca.com

Avianca S.A. originated from Spanish Aerovias del Continente Americano S.A. Its English translation is Airways of the American Continent. It is a Colombian company and also the national airline for Colombia. It is also the flag carrier of Colombia. It assumed the role of flag carrier for Colombia on the 5th of December 1919. Its registered name then was SCADTA. Its headquarters is in Bogotá D.C. it equally has its main hub at El Dorado International Airport. Avianca belongs to a group of Latin American airlines.

The group has 8 airlines in its membership. They use a codesharing system to control their functions as one unit. It remains the largest airline in Colombia; it is equally the second largest in Latin America. It is second to LATAM of Chile. It has an extensive network destination in Latin America. It belongs to Synergy Group S.A. It is equally listed on the Colombia Stock Exchange.

It has up to 103 aircrafts in its fleet. It equally covers up to 187 destinations. It had an operating income of COP 2.8 B as of 2009. It also had total assets of COP 2.403.632 M as of 2008. Its website is at www.avianca.com.

 

Airline Codes

  • IATA code: AV
  • ICAO code: AVA
  • Callsign: AVIANCA

 

Routes covered

Avianca covers several locations in Latin America, including the ones highlighted below:

  • Miami
  • Quito
  • San José
  • Barranquilla
  • Cartagena
  • Cali
  • Medellin
  • And so on

The 187 destinations that the company serves spread across 27 countries. It also has several subsidiaries, some of which are:

  • Regional Express Americas
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Ecuador
  • Sansa
  • Helicol
  • Guatemala
  • Cargo
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua

The airline canceled the delivery of 10 Airbus A350-900 between 2015 and 2017. It earlier ordered the aircraft between 2009namnd 2010. It recorded some setbacks and incidents in its history also, especially in the 1980s and the early part of the 1990s.

 

Special programs

Avianca offers various special programs for the satisfaction of its passengers. Own of the earliest programs is AviancaPlus. The company started LIfeMiles frequent-flyer program in 2011 and this replaced AviancaPlus. LIfeMile comes at different levels, which are:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Diamond

The levels above replace the levels under AviancaPlus, which are:

  • Basic
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Platinum Executive

The various programs cover every Avianca Holdings airline.

 

Baggage policy

All the fares charged by this company include carry-on and checked baggage. Each passenger can bring 1 personal item and 11 pieces of standard carry on. The standard carry on should also not be more than 45 linear inches. Its weight must not be more than 10kg.

The company does not provide any specifics on the weight or size of the personal item, however. As a Gold Start Alliance or LifeMiles Elite member, you can access 2 free carry-on for all flights that do not originate in the United States if you are flying Business Class. You are also free to bring a diaper bag into the cabin. The company allows passengers to also bring a small stroller into the cabin.

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