Avianca to increase flights to Lima from four cities

Avianca will increase its operations to the Peruvian capital from its four main bases in Central and South America, from thirteen to thirty weekly flights in the coming months.

Since the resumption of its flights to Lima in December 2021, Avianca has transported more than 10 thousand passengers with an occupancy rate of 80%. Continuing with the plan to reactivate tourism and the economy, starting March 27, it will increase its flights from Guayaquil (GYE), Ecuador; Bogota (BOG), Colombia; San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica. Subsequently, as of May 2022, it will have more flights from San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador.

Through these destinations, travelers in Lima can access the more than 100 routes that the company offers and that connect the main cities of the American and European continents.

In turn, with the alliance with Star Peru, travelers will be able to connect through Lima with Cajamarca, Huánuco, Iquitos, Pucallpa, and Tarapoto.

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«We are pleased to know that customers in Lima are preferring to travel with us, for that reason, we are increasing frequencies so that more people can enjoy one of the largest networks in Latin America, and access our competitive pricing proposal and all the attributes that Avianca offers travelers,” said David Aleman, Avianca’s Director for Central and South America.

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Schedules, frequencies and competition in Colombia

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flight from Departure to arrival Frequencies
AV 103 Bogota (BOG) 21:55 Lima (LIM) 01:05 Daily
AV 53 Bogota (BOG) 14:25 Lima (LIM) 17:30 Daily
AV 49 Bogota (BOG) 06:20 Lima (LIM) 09:30 Daily
AV 102 Lima (LIM) 06:55 Bogota (BOG) 10:15 Daily
AV 52 Lima (LIM) 18:35 Bogota (BOG) 21:50 Daily
AV 50 Lima (LIM) 11:05 Bogota (BOG) 14:30 Daily

The flights will be operated in Airbus A320ceo/neo with a capacity for 150 and 153 passengers, offering 6,342 seats per week.

The new seat offer positions Avianca with 38% of the market share between Bogota and Lima; VIVA dominates the link with 40% of the share, further behind are LATAM and Wingo with 14% and 7% respectively.

According to data obtained through Aerocivil, the route moved 203,100 travelers in 2021, meaning a 77.11% drop compared to 2019 when it transported 887,476 passengers.

Schedules, frequencies, and competition in Costa Rica

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flight from Departure to arrival Frequencies
AV 625 San Jose (SJO) 06:55 Lima (LIM) 11:30 Daily
AV 624 Lima (LIM) 1:00 pm San Jose (SJO) 13:55 Daily

The flights will be operated in Airbus A319 with a capacity of 120 passengers, offering 1,680 seats per week.

It is currently the only operator between San Jose and Lima. LATAM has not given an exact date for its return. However, as of June 4, Volaris Costa Rica will land in Lima with three weekly flights.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation reported that in 2019 between San José (SJO) and Lima (LIM) 145,200 passengers and 533.3 tons of cargo were mobilized. Peru is Costa Rica’s second main market in South America.

Schedules, frequencies, and competition in Ecuador

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flight from Departure to arrival Frequencies
AV 7390 Guayaquil (GYE) 08:50 Lima (LIM) 10:45 Monday – Thursday – Saturday
AV 7391 Lima (LIM) 11:50 Guayaquil (GYE) 14:10 Monday – Thursday – Saturday

The flights will be operated in Airbus A319 with a capacity of 120 passengers, giving it a capacity of 720 seats per week.

The company competes with LATAM, which has four weekly flights on A319 and A320.

In 2021, the link moved 36,268 travelers, a drop of 81.40% compared to 2019.

Schedules, frequencies, and competition in El Salvador

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flight from Departure to arrival Frequencies
AV 427 San Salvador (SAL) 21:30 Lima (LIM) 02:45 (+1) Wednesday – Friday – Sunday
AV 426 Lima (LIM) 03:50 San Salvador (SAL) 07:05 Monday – Thursday – Saturday

The flights will be operated in Airbus A319 and A320 with capacity for 120 and 150 passengers respectively, giving it an offer of 840 seats per week.

In 2019, the link had two daily flights and transported approximately 224,300 passengers.

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