Easter with Avianca: 1.4 Million Seats and 3,900 Flights

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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An Avianca Airlines Airbus A320 parked at the gate.
Photo Credit: Avianca Airlines

Avianca Airlines announced will offer more than 1.4 million seats on over 3,900 flights to 75 destinations across America and Europe during Holy Week.

From Friday, March 22 to Monday, April 1, travelers can expect an exceptional array of options, with flight frequencies receiving a boost.

The number of seats for this holiday season has increased by almost a third, compared with Easter Week 2023.

Easter Capacity Boost

Rolando Damas, Avianca’s sales director for North America, Central America, and The Caribbean, proudly announced that compared to the previous year, the airline has significantly enhanced its seat capacity by nearly 26%.

Additionally, Avianca has increased the frequency of flights by an impressive 23%, across the Easter travel period.

Preferred Destinations

Among the preferred destinations for this season, standouts include Pereira, Cúcuta and Barranquilla in Colombia; Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C. in North America; El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica in Central America; Aruba and Curacao in the Caribbean; Quito and Galapagos in Ecuador; Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and London in Europe

An Avianca jet on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Avianca Group

Traveler Tips for Easter Week

To ensure a smooth and stress-free travel experience during Holy Week, Avianca recommends the following tips for its passengers:

1. Utilize Digital Channels

  • Manage your reservation conveniently through Avianca’s user-friendly mobile app.
  • Check your luggage quickly and efficiently using the airport kiosks.

2. Embrace Self-Service Options

  • Take advantage of the automatic, self-service machines available at the airport for hassle-free baggage check-in.

3. Stay Informed

  • Stay updated on your flight status and important details through the Avianca app or the official website, Avianca.com.

4. Arrive Early

  • Arrive at the airport at least three hours before your flight’s departure time to ensure a seamless check-in process.

5. Prepare Documentation

  • Ensure that you have all the necessary documentation ready according to the specific travel requirements of your destination.

Avianca Rising

Avianca Airlines, a titan in Latin America with a rich history dating back to 1919, is experiencing renewed growth. 

While the airline faced challenges due to COVID-19, it has emerged from bankruptcy with a clear vision for expansion.

Notably, the airline is now exceeding pre-pandemic flight capacity in Colombia. It maintains a firm foothold in Latin America, particularly Colombia, where it holds a significant share of the domestic passenger market.

View of new interior of Avianca Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft.
Photo Credit: Avianca Airlines

About Avianca Group

The Avianca Group comprises Avianca- a Star Alliance member- LifeMiles, and Avianca Cargo. Avianca is the leading airline in Colombia, Ecuador, and Central America, with over 104 years of continuous operation since 1919.

It has one of the largest air operations in Latin America with 147 routes and nearly 710 daily flights. A fleet of 140 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, connects over 75 destinations in 25 countries in the Americas and Europe.

In 2023, Avianca transported over 32.3 million customers through the operation of more than 213,000 flights.

Its loyalty program, LifeMiles, is one of the largest in Latin America with over 12.4 million members and 500 partner brands.

In cargo transportation, Avianca Cargo is a regional leader and the main operator in various markets in the Americas.

With its affiliate airline, Aerounion, it serves over 50 destinations with a fleet of 9 cargo aircraft, in addition to cargo operations in passenger aircraft bellies.


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By Len Varley Assistant Editor
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Now the Assistant Editor with AviationSource, I have almost 40 years' experience in aviation, starting in Australian flight crew and training. I worked as CFI/Chief Pilot with 2 organisations and was also a CASA approved testing officer and aeronautics lecturer. This led to components procurement for civil operators and the RAAF, and then maintenance programming with a global airborne geo-survey operator.