Avianca will soon be flying between Colombia and Los Angeles every day. Beginning on March 26, Colombia’s largest airline will be offering daily flights from the Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport to the second biggest city in the United States, according to the company. This is an increase from its current four weekly trips.
The carrier will operate the route to Los Angeles International Airport with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has a capacity of 250 passengers, including 28 seats in business class. The adds some 750 seats per week between Colombia and the United States, where Avianca also flies from Colombia to Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, and Washington.
The airline is also boasting about the greater connectivity this will give those in California, and the United States as a whole, to South America. The carrier is one of the region’s biggest hubs and offers flights from Colombia to virtually every country on the continent, including the major cities of Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Lima (Peur), and Quito (Ecuador), as well as many locations in Central America and the Caribbean.
In addition, Avianca noted that this increases the connections available to Asia or North America for passengers coming from Latin America through its codeshare flights with United Airlines, which allow fliers to continue on to Denver, Honolulu, Kona, Las Vegas, Kauai Island, Monterrey, Phoenix, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and San Francisco.
The Bogotá-based carrier and United Airlines have yet to announce specifics, but they are currently engaged in negotiations on a “strategic commercial alliance,” according to Avianca, that could further increase the collaboration between the two airlines.