Avianca is increasing point-to-point connectivity from regional airports in Colombia with the launch of six nonstop worldwide routes, in addition to including two home providers.
The community additions will see the Star Alliance member provide new flight choices from Bucaramanga (BGA), Cartagena (CTG), Pereira (PEI) and Santa Marta (SMR) to locations in Brazil, Chile and the US. 4 of the six worldwide routes will start in December, with the remaining two beginning the next month. All six will use Airbus A320-family plane.
The newest development comes because the provider seeks to push by its deliberate merger with Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aereas and Colombian LCC Viva to kind the holding firm Abra Group, creating one of many largest airline networks in Latin America. Abra can even have a ten% stake in Chile’s Sky Airline.
From Pereira, the capital of Colombia’s Risaralda division situated within the foothills of the Andes, two abroad routes are being opened to Miami (MIA) and New York John F Kennedy (JFK). Each providers will begin on Dec. 8, working 4X-weekly to Miami and 2X-weekly to New York.
On the identical day, Bucaramanga within the Santander division will obtain a brand new path to Miami, working 3 times per week. Santa Marta, a metropolis on the Caribbean Sea within the northern division of Magdalena, can even be related twice every week to Miami from Dec. 10.
The remaining two new worldwide routes will start in January 2023, linking Cartagena with GOL’s Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) hub from Jan. 10 and Santiago de Chile (SCL) the next day. Flights to Sao Paulo will function 3 times per week, whereas Santiago will probably be 4X-weekly.
In accordance with the most recent knowledge supplied by OAG Schedules Analyser, Avianca will face direct competitors on simply one of many six new worldwide routes, with American Airways offering a each day Pereira-Miami service. Spirit Airways can even provide oblique competitors within the Bucaramanga-Miami market because it flies Bucaramanga-Fort Lauderdale (FLL) 3 times per week.
The brand new routes from Bucaramanga, Pereira and Santa Marta will turn out to be Avianca’s sole worldwide flights from the respective locations because the provider additional builds up its community outdoors of Bogota (BOG).
At Cartagena, the additions of Sao Paulo and Santiago will enhance the variety of worldwide factors provided by Avianca from the airport to 5. It presently flies to San Jose Juan Santamaria (SJO) in Costa Rica, whereas service to Miami and New York JFK is scheduled to renew in December.
Along with the worldwide enlargement, the provider has confirmed the launch of two new home routes. A 4X-weekly service between Pereira and Viva’s Medellin (MDE) hub will open on Dec. 8, and a 2X-weekly route connecting Cali (CLO) and Riohacha (RCH) is predicted to begin on Nov. 1.
Earlier this month, Avianca and Boliviana de Aviación (BOA) signed an interline settlement enabling passengers to hook up with the opposite’s community. The airways stated in a joint assertion that passengers now have entry to seven Bolivian cities served by BOA and 68 locations served by Avianca throughout 24 nations by way of 3,800 weekly flights.