Last Monday (26), Avianca submitted an application to the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority to obtain permission to operate 11 new scheduled commercial air services to Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, the United States and the Dominican Republic.
As pointed out by the website Aviacionline, among the requests, two destinations in Brazil stand out: manausin the Amazon, and Belo Horizonte/Confinsin Minas Gerais.
The company also plans to add a second Spanish destination out of Cali and Medellin, Colombia, with the addition of flights to Barcelona, Spain. Currently, both Colombian cities have direct service to Madrid.
Another remarkable route is the incorporation of a triangular service from Bogotá to Cusco, in Peru, and La Paz, in Bolivia, with the possibility of using the 5th freedom of the air to commercialize a connection between the two Andean cities. Both destinations are currently operated directly.
The Colombian company is creating a mini-hub in Cartagena as it requested the addition of a direct flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Recently, the company announced that the Caribbean city will have services to Santiago, Chile, and São Paulo/Guarulhos.
In addition, Avianca will increase the offer in Medellín with the request to add flights to Quito and Guayaquil; Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, and San Juan, in Puerto Rico.
Currently, José María Córdova International Airport is Avianca’s second Colombian base in terms of international flights. From there, the company has flights to Miami, New York and Orlando, in the United States; Cancún and Mexico City, Mexico; Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic; San José, Costa Rica and Madrid, Spain.