Avianca launches flights between San José and Buenos Aires via Quito

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  • Avianca Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N792AV (2)
    Avianca

    IATA/ICAO code:
    AV/AVA

    Airline type:
    Full service carrier

    Hub(s):
    El Dorado International Airport, El Salvador International Airport

    Year of foundation:
    1919

    Alliance:
    star alliance

    Air group:
    Avianca Group

    CEO:
    Adrian Neuhauser

    Country:
    Colombia

South American carrier Avianca has announced a new route between San José International Airport (SJO), Costa Rica, and Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), Argentina, via Quito, Ecuador. This new course will start on October 30 and is currently completely uncontested.

The new route

Starting October 30, Avianca Costa Rica will operate four weekly flights between San José and Buenos Aires via Quito, Ecuador. The Central American subsidiary has a fleet of nine narrow-body aircraft, including three Airbus A319-100s, five Airbus A320-200s and one Airbus A321-200.

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In addition to visiting Ecuador and Costa Rica, Argentine passengers will be able to easily connect from these two countries to other international destinations in the United States, Mexico, El Salvador or Colombia using the extensive network of routes that ‘Avianca offers across the continent. In Ecuador, they can also take advantage of domestic tourism in Manta, Cuenca, Guayaquil or the Galápagos Islands, recognized as one of the best destinations in the world for wildlife observation.

Gustavo Esusy, commercial director of Avianca in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, said that this new route connects three countries and boosts tourism and local economies.

Flights between San José and Buenos Aires will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; meanwhile, return service from Buenos Aires to San José will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The overall segment between San José and Buenos Aires and the segment between Quito and Buenos Aires are currently undisputed, according to data from Cirium. Service between San José and Quito is served only three times a week by Avianca.

The airline said,

“Avianca currently operates 14 weekly flights on the Buenos Aires-Bogotá-Buenos Aires route and will add four new frequencies when starting the Buenos Aires-Quito-San José operations, giving customers in Argentina access to one of the most hardy from Latin America. ”

Avianca has launched several new routes over the past few months. Photo: Avianca.

This is not the only route that Avianca could launch in the coming months. According to local media reports, Avianca is also looking to increase its connectivity with Brazil. From 2023, the airline is looking to operate a route between São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Cartagena International Airport (CTG) in Colombia. This path is also undisputed at the moment.

Between Colombia and Brazil, there are around 36 flights per week at the moment, operated by Avianca, LATAM and Viva Colombia. Avianca flies from Bogotá to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and São Paulo; LATAM flies between Bogotá and São Paulo, and Viva Colombia flies from Medellín to São Paulo.

Avianca’s service between Bogotá and São Paulo is extremely successful, with three daily flights served on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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Avianca Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N792AV (2)
Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Single flight.
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IATA/ICAO code:
AV/AVA

Airline type:
Full service carrier

Hub(s):
El Dorado International Airport, El Salvador International Airport

Alliance:
star alliance

CEO:
Adrian Neuhauser

Country:
Colombia

Avianca’s projects

Since its Chapter 11 release, Avianca has added many new routes, both international and domestic. For example, it recently started operating two new domestic routes linking Cúcuta in Colombia with Cali and Medellín.

The airline recently applied to the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority for permission to merge with Viva Colombia and Viva Peru, combining these two airlines under the new Abra Group Holding. Avianca claims it’s urgent so Viva’s “Complex financial situation” can be treated immediately. The airline industry, including Ultra Air, has been skeptical of merger plans.

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