Avianca Airlines Enters Its 100th Year of Uninterrupted Operation
Avianca Airlines transported more than 1 million passengers between Europe and Colombia in 2018
BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2019 Avianca Airlines, the best airline of South America according to Skytrax and the only one which connects directly London with Bogota, celebrates its 100-year anniversary. It ratifies its position as the oldest airline in the Americas and the oldest in the world with uninterrupted operations.
In order to lay the foundations for the next century, Avianca wants to increase its presence in Europe and continue to offer an exceptional experience to its customers supported by the best technology available. "We are evaluating the possibility of adding a second frequency to London in the near future," says Hernan Rincon, CEO and Executive President of Avianca Airlines. "Regarding new destinations, Zurich looks attractive as the next destination in Europe due to its location at the center of Europe. Moreover, the airline is also considering Rome and Paris," added.
Avianca Airlines maintains a strong presence in Europe through different actions:
New Boeing 787: On October 2018, Avianca received its thirteenth Boeing 787, which it uses exclusively for flights to Europe. Its fleet is one of
the newest in The Americas -seven years old on average- and all its flights to this continent are operated on Boeing 787, one of the most modern aircraft in the world.
This aircraft can accommodate 250 passengers, 28 in business class and 222 in economy class. Its revolutionary design, together with cutting edge technology, reduces the effects of fatigue and jet lag. In addition, it has an innovative in-flight entertainment system, which has been recognized as the best in Latin America. All together contributing to an exceptional experience.
- Route network: From Bogota, Avianca's main hub, European passengers have access to more than 100 destinations within the Americas such as: Cusco in Peru, Galapagos in Ecuador, San Jose in Costa Rica, Medellin and Cartagena in Colombia, among others. On November 17th, the airline inaugurated the route Munich – Bogota. The carrier is the first Latin American airline to operate at this airport.
Avianca has been recognized as the Best Airline in South America: both on long haul and short haul flights by Skytrax, Trip Advisor, APEX, among others, thanks to its traveler's exceptional experience from ground service and airports to in-flight service.
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Adriana Paulinne Sanchez