MIAMI — Colombia’s flag carrier, Avianca, currently operates more than 200 weekly flight between the US and 12 cities across Central and South America.

The company’s footprint in the North American market is going to increase in the second half of 2018, adding new frequencies in four routes and starting six new destinations.

Increased Frequencies: MIA, JFK, BOS, LAX


The coveted Bogota (BOG) – Miami (MIA) route will see the addition of a fourth daily rotation, operated with an Airbus A330.

The new flight, AV126, will leave BOG at 09:15, arriving at MIA at 13:04. The return, AV127, will depart from MIA at 15:24 and arrive at BOG by 19:00.

Secondly, the BOG – New York (JFK) service will have a third daily rotation operated with an Airbus A319.

Flight AV210 will depart BOG at 5:45 arriving at JFK at 11:40, whereas the return flight, AV211, will depart JFK at 12:55, arriving at BOG at 18:45.

The BOG – Boston (BOS) service, which currently operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will become daily, operated with an A319.

At last, the Guatemala City (GUA) – Los Angeles (LAX) service will have a second daily flight starting on October 29, operated with the carrier’s Airbus A320.

Flight AV524 will depart GUA at 06:00, arriving at LAX at 09:20. The return leg, AV525, will leave LAX at 10:35, arriving at GUA at 17:15.

New Avianca Routes


The new routes operated will connect four Latin American capitals with four US Cities.

Chicago (ORD) will be boosted with 11 weekly frequencies, four from BOG and seven from GUA, in addition to the current three weekly flights from San Salvador (SAL).

“We want to thank Avianca for choosing to grow with us in Chicago, and we look forward to partnering with them on new service that will drive not only new travel opportunity for our passengers, but jobs and economic opportunity for the city,” said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation.

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Flight AV082 will depart BOG at 14:58, arriving ORD at 20:38. The return leg will depart as AV083 from ORD at 22:01 and arriving the next day at 5:15 in BOG. This service will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, starting on November 17.

Starting on October 29, flight AV572 leaving GUA at 18:00, arriving at ORD at 23:45. The return leg, AV573, will depart from ORD at 01:30, arriving at GUA at 05:00.

New York will have a new daily service from GUA, which will start on October 28, operating daily with an A320.

Flight AV502 will depart GUA at 17:45 and arrive at JFK by 23:30. The return flight, AV503, will depart JFK at 01:15 and arrive at GUA at 05:15.

Moreover, in August, the company boosted its Orlando operation with 10 additional weekly flights, three from GUA and seven from Lima (LIM).

Speaking at the launch, Phil Brown, CEO of Greater Orlando Aviation Authority stated that, “Central Florida’s appeal as a global destination continues to grow as we welcome the airline’s newest services. We applaud the carrier’s vision to establish further economic and cultural connections between Orlando and these desirable destinations.”

Also in August, the company started flights between San Salvador and Boston