Avianca looking to increase its presence in Europe

posted on 24th January 2019 by Justin Burns

Colombian carrier Avianca Airlines says in 2019 it wants to “increase its presence” in Europe as it eyes more routes and upping frequencies into the continent.

Chief executive officer and executive president, Hernan Rincon says the South American carrier is evaluating the possibility of adding a second frequency to London in the near future.

He added: “Regarding new destinations, Zurich looks attractive as the next destination in Europe due to its location at the centre of Europe. Moreover, the airline is also considering Rome and Paris.”

Avianca has grown in Europe and in October 2018 it received its 13th Boeing 787, which it uses exclusively for flights to Europe.

On 17 November, the airline inaugurated the route Munich – Bogota becoming the first carrier in Latin America airline to operate the sector. Along with a daily Bogota-London flight, Avianca also flies from Bogota to Barcelona, and Madrid.

From Bogota, Avianca’s main hub, European passengers have access to more than 100 destinations within the Americas such as: Cusco in Peru, Galapagos in Ecuador, San Jose in Costa Rica, Medellin and Cartagena in Colombia, among others.