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Avianca Launches First-ever Service to Vegas From San Salvador

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It’s probably the route that we’d have least expected to hear about this week.

Colombia-headquartered Avianca will be launching seasonal service between San Salvador (SAL), the capital city of El Salvador, and the bright lights of Las Vegas (LAS).

The two cities — with airport codes that are both palindromes — will be connected for the first time starting July 15, 2023.

The news comes soon after the announcement of 2 more nonstop routes from San Salvador to the U.S., namely, Boston (BOS) and Orlando (MCO).

Let’s take a look at the details.

Viva, Las Vegas: Avianca Schedules First Service to Sin City

Thanks to the large Latin and Central American diaspora living across the U.S., the country’s major airports welcome, in some cases, dozens of daily nonstop services from Mexico down to Chile and Argentina.

“The Latin community is one of the most significant in the U.S., which is why we want to offer the best connection options to the region,” said Rolando Damas, commercial director for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean at Avianca.

In fact, San Salvador will have nonstop services to 15 U.S. cities. Once it takes off on July 15, 2023, this will be Avianca’s 1 and only route to Las Vegas.

Furthermore, the new route will operate 3x weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with the following schedule:

  • Depart San Salvador (SAL) 9 a.m. — Arrive Las Vegas (LAS) 1:25 p.m.
  • Depart Las Vegas (LAS) 2:45 p.m. — Arrive San Salvador (SAL) 8:50 p.m.
San Salvador to Las Vegas
Map of Avianca’s new service from San Salvador, El Salvador, to Las Vegas. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

The summer seasonal service will end on September 19, 2023.

Avianca will deploy its 180-seater Airbus A320neo aircraft on the route, which has a flight time of more than 5 hours in both directions.

The cheapest round-trip fares we’re seeing are in August and start at around $371. The fare includes 1 carry-on bag with a maximum 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Additionally, you can bring a small bag that must fit under the seat in front of you.

Alternatively, you could always use Avianca miles, which will set you back 17,500 points each way.

Hot Tip:

Whether you’re traveling to San Salvador or elsewhere in Latin America, read the great value ways to use Avianca miles.

Final Thoughts

There we have it, you’ll soon be able to fly nonstop between Las Vegas and San Salvador.

Here’s hoping there’s enough demand for Avianca to sustain the route!

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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