Avianca adds slew of new US flights in 23-route expansion

Aug 14, 2021

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Avianca will dramatically increase its presence in the U.S., part of broad 23-route expansion announced by the carrier this week.

The move will add nearly a dozen new routes to the U.S. from five different countries in Central and South America.

Ecuador landed the most, with Avianca adding four routes to the United States. They include New York and Miami flights from both Quito and Guayaquil.

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An Avianca jet lands at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota on August 28, 2019. (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images)

Colombia got three new U.S. routes – Cali-New York JFK; Medellín-Orlando; and Bucaramanga-Miami – as well as another between Bogota and Toronto.

Avianca also added new U.S. service from Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The additions come on top of other new U.S. routes added this year by the Colombia-based carrier, such as San Salvador-Ontario, California; Miami-San Jose, Costa Rica; and Cali-Orlando.

Still, Avianca did not reveal launch details for its latest batch of routes, which come as the airline works to exit bankruptcy protection, which it entered into in 2020 as the pandemic began to hit air travel.

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“Launching these 23 new routes shows that we wish to continue growing in a sustainable way, and that we have the firm purpose of continuing to be the airline with the most robust route network in our region,” Manuel Ambriz, Avianca’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement.

Aside from helping Avianca begin to rebuild its network in the Americas, the routes also could give Star Alliance frequent flyer members new options for earning and redeeming miles in the region.

For now, though, those hoping to take advantage of the new routes will have to wait for Avianca to unveil the launch dates and service details of the new flights.

Scroll down for a list of the 23 new routes announced by Avianca this week.

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Avianca’s new routes to the U.S. and Canada

Colombia

  • Cali-New York
  • Medellín-Orlando
  • Bucaramanga-Miami
  • Bogotá-Toronto, Canada

Ecuador

  • Quito-New York
  • Quito-Miami
  • Guayaquil-New York
  • Guayaquil -Miami

Costa Rica

  • San Jose-Los Angeles
  • San Jose-New York

Guatemala

  • Guatemala-Washington Dulles

El Salvador

  • San Salvador-Orlando

Avianca’s new routes elsewhere in the Americas

  • Cali-Cancun
  • Cali-Mexico City
  • Cali-San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Cali-Quito
  • Medellín-Aruba
  • Medellín-Mexico City
  • Medellín-San Jose Costa Rica
  • Medellín-Quito
  • Medellín-Guayaquil
  • San Jose, Costa Rica-Managua, Nicaragua
  • San Jose, Costa Rica- Mexico City

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