Avianca (AVA)

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AVA

   ICAO/IATA

AVA / AV

Country

Colombia

Established

1940

Fleet size

109

Average age

7

Avianca was established in 1940 in Colombia. Avianca operates 109 airplanes with average age of 7 years. The newest plane is built in 2017 and the oldest plane is built in 1990.

Avianca S.A. (Spanish acronym for "Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.", meaning "Airways of the American Continent"), is a Colombian airline which has been the flag carrier and national airline of Colombia since December 5, 1919 when it was initially registered as SCADTA.

Avianca is headquartered in Bogota, with main hub at Eldorado International Airport. Avianca comprises a group of 7 Latin American airlines, with operations combined to function as a single airline using code sharing system. Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., is the largest in Colombia and 2nd largest airlline in Latin America. Along with its subsidiaries, Avianca features the most extensive destinations' network in Latin America. It is wholly owned by the South American holding company Synergy Group S.A., established by German Efromovich and specialized in air transport. Avianca is listed on Colombia Stock Exchange.

Avianca

Avianca is the 2nd oldest airline in the world after KLM. In 2009, when it was revealed that the carrier would merge with TACA, it celebrated its 90th anniversary. Avianca is also the oldest airline based in the Western Hemisphere. On June 21, 2012 it became an official Star Alliance member, after a process which lasted approx 18 months from the initial announcement of the invitation to join the Alliance.

The hubs of Avianca are in Bogota at El Dorado International Airport, in Lima at Jorge Chavez International Airport and in San Salvador at Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. Focus cities include Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cali, Medellín, San Jose, Quito and Miami, where Avianca is the biggest foreign carrier by number of travelers. Avianca covers a total of 114 destinations in 27 different countries.

The frequent flyer program of Aerovias del Continente Americano S.A. (Avianca) and its subsidiaries is called LifeMiles, created to reward customer loyalty. Membership is free and passengers can register online. Avianca LifeMiles members earn miles whenever they fly with Avianca subsidiaries, Star Alliance members, or use service in some retails, hotels, car rental? credit card partners. LifeMiles features 3 Elite Tiers: Diamond (Star Alliance Diamond), Gold (Star Alliance Gold) and Silver (Star Alliance Silver).

Avianca Classes

Avianca uses Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for direct London-Bogota flights, rather than the previous Airbus A330-200. Avianca Economy class seat pitch is 32 inches (81 cm) and seats are 17 inches (43 cm) wide. In Business Class, there is more space with seat pitch of 72 inches (183 cm) and a seat width of 21 inches (53 cm). Those passengers who have a connecting flight may be flying on Airbus A330-200 which has an Economy Class seat pitch of 30-34 inches (76-86 cm) and a seat width of 17-19 inches (43-48 cm). Business class seats provide more room with a pitch of 56 inches (142 cm) and a width of 18-21 inches (46-53 cm).

  • Business Class: Avianca fleet has aircraft configured with only Economy Class seating, and such with a 2-cabin Business and Economy Class configuration. Business Class passengers have access to the carrier's Avianca VIP Lounges.
  • Economy Class: Economy Class guests enjoy a variety of fares according to their needs. They also enjoy benefits when choosing any of Avianca special fares, from getting refunds without charges for cancelations to earning more miles. In-flight entertainment includes touch screens to watch the best movies and TV series.

Avianca travel classes

Baggage

  • Carry-on baggage: All pieces of baggage for Avianca international and domestic flights must measure at most 115 cm (45 in) (height+length+width), regardless of the travel class on which passengers fly or the origin-destination of the trip. The number of carry-on pieces of baggage varies depending on whether travellers have LifeMiles/Star Alliance status. Those without a frequent flyer number can take one carry-on piece of baggage weighing a max of 10 kg (22 lbs) on Avianca international and domestic flights.
  • Checked baggage: The number of allowed pieces of checked baggage, their dimensions and characteristics, depend on the region to/from which passengers are travelling. The sum of the external dimensions of the baggage (height+length+width) cannot exceed 158 cm (62 in). Each piece of baggage can't exceed the allowed dimensions and weight. Should any of the baggage exceeds the limits, passengers must pay for excess baggage. On domestic and flights between Central America, South America and Caribbean, passengers may take 1 piece of baggage weighing 23 kg (50 lbs) on Economy Class. Business class passengers are allowed 2 pieces weighing a max of 32 kg (70 lbs) each.

Boarding

  • Avianca Web Check-in allows passengers to check-in between 24 and 2 hours prior to their flight departure. As a reminder, travellers will need their travel documents as well as applicable flight information to complete online check-in process and access to printer if they plan to print the boarding pass. Avianca Web Check-in allows checking seat availability and choosing the seat that suits one best.
  • In order to do Avianca Mobile Check In passengers have to download carrier's free app or access Avianca's site from their smartphones, so that they can enjoy all tools and benefits. The app is available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone.
  • The airport arrival times of Avianca differ depending on the specific flights. 

Avianca food and drinks

Food & Drinks

  • Avianca is one of the full service airlines, so travellers can expect food and drink to be included in the ticket price. On international flights, 2 menu alternatives are offered in accordance with the time of the flight. Passengers are complemented with selected beverages and traditional Colombian deserts.
  • Avianca offers alternatives without extra cost which adapt to the needs of passengers with special dietary requirements. ?The booking has to be made through the call center of the carrier at least 24 hours before the scheduled flight departure.? The service is available on all Avianca international flights, as well as on all flights within Colombia. 
  • Vegetarian meals are only offered on flights to/from San Andres, in Colombia, or to/from Baltra and San Cristobal in Ecuador??.?
  • Baby food is available for kids who are less than 2 years old. From 2-11 years old the Avianca kids' menu is available. 
TailManufacturerModelAge / BuiltDelivered
ATR ATR 72-212A (600) 6 / 2013 2013-07-03
ATR ATR 72-600 17 / 2002 2013-11-04
ATR ATR 72-212A (600) 6 / 2013 2013-12-06
ATR ATR 72-212A (600) 5 / 2014 2014-03-26
ATR ATR 72-212A (600) 5 / 2014 2014-05-06
ATR ATR 72-212A (600) 5 / 2014 2014-07-09
ATR ATR 72-600 4 / 2015 2014-08-18
ATR ATR 72-600 4 / 2015 2014-10-06
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-06-23
Airbus A330-243 8 / 2011 2012-01-12
Airbus A330-243 6 / 2013 2013-03-22
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-05-06
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-05-19
Airbus A330-243 7 / 2012 2012-09-18
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-07-02
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-08-05
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-08-18
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-09-05
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2010-01-21
Airbus A319-115 9 / 2010 2010-03-02
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-09-23
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-10-02
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-10-17
Airbus A320-214 6 / 2013 2013-01-25
Airbus A320-214 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-02-12
Airbus A320-214 9 / 2010 2010-08-31
Airbus A320-233 11 / 2008 2008-01-26
Airbus A319-115 7 / 2012 2012-05-08
Airbus A319-132 7 / 2012 2012-07-11
Airbus A319-132 7 / 2012 2012-09-06
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-11-21
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-12-15
Airbus A319-115 8 / 2011 2012-03-03
Airbus A320-214 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-05-28
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-02-13
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-10-12
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-11-10
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-11-15
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2004-12-10
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2005-01-18
Airbus A318-111 15 / 2004 2005-01-19
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-02-10
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-07-20
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-08-17
Airbus A318-111 14 / 2005 2005-09-08
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-03-02
Airbus A320-233 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-11-05
Airbus A320-214 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-06-11
Airbus A319-115 11 / 2008 2008-09-27
Airbus A320-214 11 / 2008 2008-11-01
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-08-09
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-08-06
Airbus A320-214 7 / 2012 2012-11-06
Airbus A319-132 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-02-12
Airbus A319-115 11 / 2008 2008-11-08
Airbus A320-231 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-02-06
Airbus A321-231 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-03-06
Airbus A319-132(SL) 5 / 2014 2014-04-17
Airbus A319-132(SL) 5 / 2014 2014-05-17
Airbus A321-231 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-06-14
Airbus A321-231 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-07-23
Airbus A319-132 (W) 6 / 2013 2013-09-20
Airbus A319-115 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-07-15
Airbus A320-214 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-07-17
Airbus A321-231 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-08-15
Airbus A319-115 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-07-23
Airbus A320-214 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-09-03
Airbus A321-231 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-12-20
Airbus A319-132 (W) 5 / 2014 2014-11-26
Airbus A320-214(SL) 5 / 2014 2015-01-29
Airbus A319-115 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-06-11
Airbus A320-214 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-08-01
Airbus A320-214 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-09-02
Airbus A321-211 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-09-26
Airbus A320-214 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-09-23
Airbus A321-211 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-10-30
Airbus A321-211 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-11-19
Airbus A320-214 (W) 4 / 2015 2015-12-12
Airbus A320-214(SL) 3 / 2016 2016-05-25
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-07-20
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5 / 2014 2014-12-18
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5 / 2014 2014-12-19
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5 / 2014 2014-12-24
Boeing Charleston SC 787-8 Dreamliner 5 / 2014 2014-12-31
Boeing Charleston SC 787-8 Dreamliner 4 / 2015 2015-05-22
Boeing 787-8 4 / 2015 2015-10-16
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 4 / 2015 2015-12-11
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-08-10
Boeing Charleston SC 787-8 Dreamliner 3 / 2016 2016-08-12
Boeing Charleston SC 787-8 Dreamliner 3 / 2016 2016-09-23
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 3 / 2016 2016-12-21
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 2 / 2017 2017-03-08
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-10-01
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-10-18
Airbus A320-214 8 / 2011 2011-12-20
Airbus A330-243 5 / 2014 2014-10-21
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-07-09
Airbus A330-243 10 / 2009 2009-04-30
Airbus A330-243 10 / 2009 2009-06-03
Airbus A330-243 10 / 2009 2009-12-08
Airbus A330-243 8 / 2011 2011-03-24
Airbus A330-243 8 / 2011 2011-05-19
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-07-29
Boeing 767-259ER 29 / 1990 2016-08-26
Airbus A320-214 10 / 2009 2009-08-12
ATR ATR 72-600 4 / 2015 2014-07-23
ATR ATR 72-600 4 / 2015 2014-09-03
ATR ATR 72-600 4 / 2015 2014-12-02
ATR ATR 72-600 4 / 2015 2014-12-05
Disclaimer for airline AVA data
Avianca (AVA) information and dates are derived from PlaneMapper database. The data is for informational purposes only and PlaneMapper is not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of airline Avianca data.