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Avianca Colombia eyes more European destinations

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Bogota-based Avianca, which plans to launch 5X-weekly service to Munich in November, is targeting more destinations in Europe.


In addition to the flights to Munich, the airline has evaluated services to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome and Zurich, Avianca CEO Hernan Rincon told ATW. “Because we realized we have to do more in Europe,” he said.


The decision to choose Munich also was helped by the fact that Germany’s Lufthansa is one of Avianca’s Star Alliance partners. “But this was not the main reason alone to launch Munich services,” Rincon said. Avianca will be the first Latin American airline to serve Munich*.


Services to Eastern European destinations are unlikely because they are beyond the maximum range for nonstop Boeing 787 flights.


Avianca currently operates from Bogota to Barcelona, London Heathrow and Madrid, all with 787s.


Strengthening the airline’s hubs and optimizing the route network in strategic markets has been a high priority for Rincon.


Avianca Group operates more than 180 aircraft with an average age of 6.8 years. It serves 180 destinations in 26 countries and has 750 daily departures.

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* Na verdade será a única, por alguns meses, a operar em Munique, com a LATAM operando lá ano que vem.


E a Varig operou lá 2x (2000-2002) e (2006), a primeira operadora da América Latina.

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E não seria nada mal, em parceria com a Avianca Brasil, oferecer voos partindo daqui com conexão em Bogotá a preços muito atraentes por de novembro agora até o verão europeu, incluindo-o: eu toparia, seriam muitas milhas!!!

 

Mas será que a fusão das Aviancas sai em breve, junto com a incorportação do Amigo pelo LifeMiles?

E a entrada da Avianca Argentina na Star Alliance, talvez dentro de um pacote de fusão/incorporação?

É interessante como sai pouquíssima informação ou quase nada de revelações sobre a Avianca aqui, como se não tivesse ninguém do interno deles no fórum - ou será pouco interesse a mais "audiência" se for com a LATAM ou a GOL??

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