Bogota-based Avianca will soon launch flights to Munich and is considering an even greater European expansion.
Starting on November 16, 2018, Avianca will commence five weekly flights between Bogota (BOG) and Munich (MUC) utilizing a 787-8 aircraft.
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Avianca already flies to three destinations in Europe:
- London Heathrow
But there may soon be more. CEO Hernan Rincon told Air Transport World the carrier is also looking to add service to:
It’s one thing when Air Zimbabwe says they want to travel the world, but quite another when coming from Avianca.
Don’t underestimate the power of Avianca, which I place into the same category as Ethiopian Airlines. Both are well-funded, fairly well-run, growing carriers that are standing out in their respective regions. Avianca Group utilizes 180 aircraft and their average age is only 6.8 years.With 180 destinations in 26 countries and up to 750 daily departures, Avianca has the potential to reinvent the transatlantic market between Europe and South America.
I have not flown Avianca in years and may review the new Munich – Bogota route. I may be one of the few American travelers who would consider flying between North America and Europe via Bogota, but I’m not the market. Instead, the market is a thriving middle class throughout much of South America that will now find it even easier to get to/from Europe.
Would you fly Avianca to Europe?