Avianca now offers direct flights to four cities in Brazil, and 11 in the United States.
Colombian carrier Avianca is launching eight new routes connecting Bogota, Medellín, and Cartagena with domestic and international destinations. The launch of these new services is taking place this week. Among the new flights, Avianca will be flying from Bogotá to Ipiales in Colombia, Belo Horizonte and Manaus in Brazil, Boston in the United States, from Medellín to Armenia in Colombia, Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador, and from Cartagena to Guayaquil.
Launching new routes
The new operations will allow Avianca customers to connect from Bogotá International Airport (BOG) to Ipiales (IPI), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Manaus (MAO), and Boston (BOS); from Medellín to Armenia (AXM), Quito (UIO), and Guayaquil (GYE); and from Cartagena to Guayaquil. With the addition of three new destinations – Belo Horizonte, Manaus, and Boston – travelers will now have access to four cities in Brazil, and 11 in the United States. Here’s a map of Avianca’s newest routes:
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The first flights on these routes began on Sunday, March 26, and will continue until Sunday, April 2. The airline is operating these services onboard its Airbus A320 narrowbody jets with the capacity for between 150 and 180 passengers in a two-class configuration. David Alemán, Avianca’s Director of Sales for Colombia and South America, said in a statement,
“With the launch of these eight new routes, we continue to work towards connecting Colombia with strategic markets and destinations for tourism and business, such as Brazil, the United States, and Ecuador. These routes also contribute to the goal of making tourism a pillar of development in Colombia, making it easier for more tourists to discover the richness of our country. We look forward to continuing to work with the authorities to ensure that these routes take off and succeed in the short, medium, and long term.”
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|Origin||Destination||Launch date||Weekly flights|
|Bogota||Belo Horizonte||March 26||10|
Avianca’s current capacity
Currently, Avianca customers have access to more than 130 routes, with over 3,800 flights per week and more than 695,000 seats per week. With the addition of these new routes, Avianca continues to expand its network and provide even more options for travelers to explore the world.
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From Colombia, the airline operates 2,546 weekly flights, according to data from Cirium. It offers 453,508 seats, averaging 178.1 per departure. The airline is growing in the South American country and is currently reviewing the conditions imposed by the Colombian government on its proposed purchase of Viva Air. The merger was approved last week after seven months of a bureaucratic process. Viva Air is an ultra-low-cost carrier that ceased operations in February.
Avianca has already announced more routes to be launched later this year. From San Salvador International Airport (SAL), Avianca will begin flying to Boston and Orlando International (MCO) later this year.
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