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Avianca

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AVA
134
Avianca
Yes

Avianca Airbus A320-200
Avianca
Centro Administracion
Avenida Eldorado 92-30
Bogotá 1
COLOMBIA

Tel.: +57 1 413 9202
Fax: +57 1 413 8716
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.avianca.com

Type: Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic, pax, cargo
Owner: Avianca - TACA (100%)
Subsidiaries: Tampa Cargo (100%); SAM Colombia (94%)
Base: Bogotá (BOG)
Start of ops: 1940
Alliances: Air Canada; Air France, Avianca (Brasil), Frontier; Iberia; Lufthansa, SAM Colombia; Satena; TACA, Tame, United Airlines
Avianca operates this equipment: Executives:
  • (10) x Airbus A350-800 (planned)
  • (15) x Boeing 787-8 (planned)
  • 10 x Airbus A330-200 (+2 planned)
  • 10 x Airbus A318-100
  • 15 x Airbus A319 (+1 planned)
  • 40 x Airbus A320-200 (+4 planned)
  • 10 x Fokker 50
  • 1 x ATR 72-600 (+14 planned)
Chairman:
CEO:
VP Commercial & Marketing:
VP ops:
German Efromovich
Fabio Villegas
Mauricio Leyva
Sergio Jacome

Name Alias
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Avianca Colombia Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia AV AVA Colombia Bogotá 1933-
Formed by the merger of Pan American's SCADTA (formed 1919) and Servicio Aéreo Colombiano. 38% then 18% stake by Pan Am. Nationalized during WW2. Took over ARCO in 1941, LANSA in 1951 and SAETA in 1952. Later reorganized as a subsidiary of Grupo Valores Bavaria (owned by Julio Mario Santo Domingo) and Colombia's National Coffee Growers' Federation (each 50%).
Integrated SAM and ACES under Allianza Summa on 20/5/02, until late 2003 when alliance was dissolved. Entered bankrupcy in 2003 (until 12/12/2004). Expected to be partially acquired by LAN Chile (in 2003), then Continental Airlines (in 2004, in partnership with Copa Airlines); plans cancelled.
Grupo Valores Bavaria share (50%) and half of National Coffee Growers' Federation (CCF, 25%) resold in 2004/2005 to Sinergy (Brazilian group controlled by German Efromovich, and also controlling Brazil's Ocean Air) which then owned 75% of Avianca (despite a counter-offer by Avianca pilots along with Arab-based interests in 10/04). Emerged from Chapter 11 in 12/2004, being renamed ACA/Aerovias del Continente Americano. Sinergy share increased to 100% in 11/2005.
Announced on 7/10/09 merger with Grupo TACA (owned by Kingsland Holding Limited) through a newly formed holding company, keeping separate brands and AOC. Merger agreement completed 2/2/10 with new holding company Avianca-TACA Limited, based in Bahamas, owned 67% by Grupo Synergy, 33% by Kingsland Holding.
IPO on 28/3/11. Joined Star Alliance (announced 11/10, effective 22/6/12). Formed Panama-based subsidiary Regional Express Americas to operate ATR-72's, plan put on hold in 5/13.

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