Avianca, GOL Set to Become Part of Same Holding Company

In a statement issued the morning of May 11, the main shareholders of Colombian airline Avianca and the controlling shareholder of Brazilian airline GOL announced the signing of an agreement to create an air transport group under a holding company structure called Abra Group Limited, which will bear the trade…

Colombia: Avianca set to buy Viva

On the night of April 28, several rumors began to gain momentum regarding a decision that will revolutionize the Latin American airline market in general, and the Colombian market in particular: Avianca reached an agreement to acquire Viva, a domestic competitor with international projection. According to the testimony of sources…

The New Italian Airline Aeroitalia

Today there are only three Italian airlines with an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), ITA Airways, Air Dolomiti (part of the Lufthansa group) and Neos Air. At the beginning of 2020, there were six active Italian airlines, but difficulties linked to the pandemic and crises that have never been resolved led…

Avianca Announces Seven New Routes As It Continues Rapid Growth

The strongest air network in Colombia and one of the largest in Latin America continues to grow. After inaugurating 17 new routes during 2021, Colombian carrier Avianca this week announced seven new routes and the reactivation of two more beginning in March. In this way, its passengers will be able…

A Look Inside Costa Rican Airplane Hotels

Plane hotels have become more and more popular over recent years. From the Boeing 747 hotel at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport to the TWA Lockheed Constellation at New York’s JFK Airport. Some have actually been converted into hotel rooms while other hotels simply use the aircraft as a theme to entice…

Avianca Ecuador Inaugurates Aircraft with New ‘Plus’, ‘Economy’ Seats

Avianca has long anticipated the entrance of its new cabin configuration in its subsidiaries, bringing a new setup with the three new seats types: Premium, Plus and Economy The Colombian carrier estimated that the first aircraft with the complete design would be ready during the second quarter of 2022 and…

Avianca Reveals Its New Premium, Plus and Economy Seats

During the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum 2021, an event organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association in Bogotá, Avianca presented the three new seats: Premium, Plus and Economy, designed by Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro), and which will soon be available in the airline's reconfigured fleet. In a…

Avianca, SKY Merge, Creating Large South American Low-Cost Airline

Avianca — the Colombian airline which in May 2020 requested to file for bankruptcy in the U.S. for the second time in 20 years — announced today a new business move that will allow it to consolidate its operation in the domestic and international market. According to the Diario Financiero…

Avianca Announces New Domestic, International Routes

Avianca continues to expand its network of destinations and strengthen connectivity both within Colombia and across the Americas. After announcing the launch of five new routes that will begin to operate at the end of the year, in addition to the reactivation of seven more routes from September, the Colombian…