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New Route of the Day – Americas (3 December 2021): Avianca between Bogota and Toronto YYZ

Avianca Launch pics

Avianca on Friday 3 December launched a new, non-stop service between Bogota in Colombia and Toronto YYZ in Canada. Flights will operate 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays using the airline’s A319s. The 4,350-kilometre route is already being flown 4-weekly by Air Canada. The Canadian carrier, and fellow Star Alliance member, uses much larger A330-300s on the city-pair.

What they said

Rolando Damas, General Director of Avianca for Mexico, North America, the Caribbean and Asia, said: “Connecting Canada with Colombia is a strategic point for Avianca’s proposal to have more direct flights and have the most robust network in the region. We are excited about this new route, and we know that with the product and service that we offer, the Canadian passenger will choose us for their flights to Colombia and other destinations in South America with which we offer important connectivity from the Bogota hub.”

Several new US routes launched as well

Celebrating its 102nd birthday on 5 December, Avianca launched a number of new international services at the beginning of December to destinations in North America. These were:

Dublin Airport
  • Guatemala City to Miami on 1 December (daily with A320s)
  • Guatemala City to Washington IAD on 1 December (4-weekly with A319s)
  • Guayaquil to New York JFK on 1 December (6-weekly with A319s)
  • San Jose to Los Angeles on 1 December (daily with A319s)
  • San Jose to Mexico City on 1 December (daily with A319s)
  • San Jose to New York JFK on 1 December (daily with A320s)
  • Guatemala City to New York JFK on 2 December (3-weekly with A319s)
  • San Jose to Cancun on 2 December (3-weekly with A320s)
  • Bogota to Toronto YYZ on 3 December (3-weekly with A319s)
  • Cali to New York JFK on 3 December (3-weekly with A320s)

Impressively, there are route launch pictures for all 10 of these new routes on Avianca’s LinkedIn page.

Avianca Launch Pics

Birmingham Airport