Avianca Airlines launches 12 nonstop routes to Latin America

An Avianca Airlines Airbus A320 parked at the gate.
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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
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Avianca Airlines has announced the addition of three new non-stop flight routes and the revival of eight seasonal non-stop routes.

The airline will offer travelers 3 new non-stop routes and the reactivation of 8 seasonal routes from major US cities during the height of the summer season.

This will include services from Boston, Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Washington DC.

U.S. travelers may easily access direct flights to the most popular tourism destinations, including Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador and more. Most flights will begin operations in early June.   

“We’re very pleased to have such a significant expansion in routes, which will ensure we’re well prepared for the summer months, a period of heightened demand historically,” said Rolando Damas, Avianca Airline’s country officer in the United States and sales director for North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

“We remain committed to our goal of providing unparalleled convenience and accessibility for non-stop flights to Latin America.” 


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The Avianca Group

The Avianca Group includes Star Alliance member Avianca Airlines the cargo arm Avianca Cargo.

Passenger operations

Avianca is a Colombian airline headquartered in Bogotá. It is the largest airline in Colombia and the second-largest airline in South America, after LATAM Airlines Group. Avianca was founded in 1919 as SCADTA, and it is the oldest airline in South America.

In terms of passenger transportation in both small than 103 years of continuous operations since 1919, and is one of the largest airline operations in Latin America.

The airline has codeshare agreements with a number of other airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

An Avianca Airlines 787 passes overhead.
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Avianca has been a member of the Star Alliance since 2010. Star Alliance is a global airline alliance that offers its members a number of benefits, including codeshare flights, lounge access, and frequent flyer programs.

The carrier serves 130 routes with 4,100 weekly flights and operates a fleet of more than 130 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft; connecting to around 70 destinations in the Americas and Europe.

More than 11 million members and 500 commercial partners are part of its loyalty program, LifeMiles, one of the largest in the region.

Cargo operations

In cargo transportation, Avianca Cargo is a leader in the region and is the main cargo airline in different markets in the Americas.

It serves more than 70 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A330 freighters, along with its operation of passenger aircraft bellies.

Avianca successfully emerged from Chapter 11 at the end of 2021 and today it has a team of more than 12,000 people committed to providing a safe, convenient, affordable and friendly service to its customers

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Air travel demand in Latin America

there is significant demand for air transportation in Latin America. The region has a growing population and a rising middle class, both of which are driving demand for air travel. In addition, the region is home to a number of popular tourist destinations, which also contributes to the demand for air travel.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), passenger traffic in Latin America grew by 6.7% in 2019. This was the fastest growth rate of any region in the world.

IATA predicts that passenger traffic in Latin America will continue to grow at a healthy pace in the coming years.

Airlines are expanding their networks and adding new aircraft to meet the growing demand. Airports are investing in new infrastructure to accommodate the growing number of passengers.

And other businesses in the aviation industry, such as ground handling companies and catering companies, are also benefiting from the growth in air transportation.

The growth in air transportation in Latin America is having a positive impact on the region’s economy.

Air travel is a major driver of economic growth, as it helps to connect people and businesses, and it also helps to promote tourism. The growth in air transportation is also creating jobs and generating income in the region.

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