Avianca increased its transatlantic traffic by 16.8% last year compared to 2015, transporting 830,070 passengers between Colombia and Europe in 2016 versus 710.869 the previous year.
According to Colombia’s largest airline, its 42 weekly flights between Colombia to Europe are more than any other carrier, a mark that was improved in 2016 with a 13.5% rise in seat availability over 2015. The carrier says it increased its seat volume in response to a “growing demand of tourism and business travelers.”
Well over half of Avianca’s operations to Europe come from its 28 weekly flights to Madrid: 18 from Madrid to Bogotá, seven from Madrid to Cali (one per day), and three from Madrid to Medellín. It also flies daily routes from Bogotá to Barcelona and Bogotá to London. All of these flights are operated by the company’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which can hold 250 passengers, with 28 in business class and 222 in economy.
“More travelers choose Avianca,” said the company in a statement. “These advantages have positioned Avianca as the preferred alternative for many travelers to fly between Europe and Colombia and other destinations in Latin America.”
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