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Avianca to Restart 10 U.S. Routes to Colombia for Summer 2024

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Avianca Airlines announced on March 29 that it would restart 10 routes between the U.S. and Latin America.

Here’s what you need to know.

Avianca’s U.S. Flights Begin in Early June

Avianca is restarting several nonstop routes from major cities, such as Chicago (ORD), Orlando (MCO), New York (JFK), Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA), and Washington (IAD).

The routes will cover a handful of destinations in Central and South America, from Guatemala City (GUA) to San Jose (SJO) to Cartegena (CTG).

Avianca A320neo at Bogota Colombia BOG
Image Credit: Daniel Ross.

Most of the routes will operate 3x or 4x weekly. The complete list of routes can be viewed using this link.

“We’re very pleased to have some of the seasonal routes back this summer, a period of heightened demand,” said Rolando Damas, Avianca Airline’s country officer in the United States and sales director for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. “We remain committed to providing unparalleled convenience and accessibility for nonstop flights to Latin America and some of the most beautiful Latin American destinations.”

The routes will add some competition for low-cost carriers such as Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airways. Both offer a handful of nonstop routes to Latin American destinations like Medellín (MDE) and San Jose.

Bottom Line:

Avianca is Colombia’s flag carrier and one of Latin America’s largest carriers, serving over 75 destinations in 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Avianca’s loyalty program is Avianca LifeMiles.

How to Book

Many, if not all, of the routes have been loaded into Avianca’s system.

The airline doesn’t appear to be running any special sale, but prices are commensurate with what you’d expect on short and medium-haul routes to the region.

For instance, a round-trip ticket between New York and Cartegena starts at $368 round-trip.

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Image Credit: Avianca

You can book directly at Avianca.com or through an online travel agency (OTA) like Expedia.

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Final Thoughts

Avianca Airlines is restarting several popular routes from several U.S. airports. This is excellent news for travelers who have more options for nonstop flights to and from Latin America.

We hope to see Avianca relaunch more routes in the near future!

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