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Avianca announced the purchase of 100 aircraft manufactured by Airbus, which will be used to gradually replace aircraft currently operating from Bogota, San Salvador and Lima.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The airline confirmed the purchase of 100 A320neo aircraft type, with the goal of replacing those that operate on the routes to Colombia, El Salvador and Peru.

From a statement issued by Avianca Holdings SA

After signing the Memorandum of Understanding announced last February, Avianca Holdings SA has ratified the agreement to buy 100 Airbus of the A320neo Family.

The agreement covers A319neo, A320neo and A321neo aircraft, and enables Avianca to keep its fleet one of the youngest in the region, since the aircraft order is intended to replace aircraft in operation from the hubs of the airline in Bogotá, San Salvador and Lima, while the fleet expands according to forecasts of market growth in the region.

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Costa Rica Loses Air Connectivity

January 2015

Avianca has announced adjustments to their operations involving layoffs of flight crew based in Costa Rica and the flight from San Jose to Mexico now going via San Salvador.

Avianca has announced that it has removed three of the Embraer aircraft used in flights to Costa Rica also clarified that services from San Jose to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile, all via Bogotá will not be suspended, only the number of flight will be changed.

New Panama - Costa Rica Flight

October 2014

Avianca has announced that it will operate two new daily flights between San Jose and Panama City, starting November 1st.

From a statement issued by Avianca:

With capacity for 68 passengers and improvements in cabin service, Avianca will be starting operations from Costa Rica in a new ATR72-600 aircraft from 1 November, running two daily direct flights between Costa Rica and Panama, one in the morning and on the night and a daily direct flight between Costa Rica and Managua, Nicaragua.

AviancaTaca Announces Purchase of Airbus A320

January 2012

AviancaTaca Holding SA, has signed a purchase agreement with the European manufacturing firm Airbus for 51 eco-efficient aircraft.

A press release from AviancaTaca states that the purchase order, is for 33 A320neo type aircraft and is the largest order of this model in Latin America.

Taca Avianca Adds to its Fleet

June 2011

AviancaTaca Holding and its subsidiary in Ecuador, Galapagos Airlines have signed an agreement with Airbus to purchase 51 new aircraft from the A320 family.

This request includes a total of 33 A320 neo generation aircraft, characterized by the incorporation of eco-efficient technology and aerodynamic ‘Sharklet’ devices.

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