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Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
FoundedJune 14, 1940
Commenced operationsDecember 5, 1919 as SCADTA
Airline hubEl Dorado Int'l Airport (Avianca Colombia)
Secondary hubs
* Guarulhos Int'l Airport (Avianca Brazil) * de Olmedo Int'l Airport (Aerogal)
Focus cities
*José María Córdova Int'l Airport *Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Int'l Airport *Rafael Núñez Int'l Airport *Ernesto Cortissoz Int'l Airport *Miami International Airport *John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport *Brasília International Airport *Santos Dumont Airport *Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Frequent-flyer programLifeMiles
Member loungeAvianca VIP Lounges
AllianceStar Alliance (mid-2012)
SubsidiariesTampa Cargo, Helicol, PAS, AeroGal, VIP Avianca Brazil, OceanAir Táxi Aéreo, Senior Táxi Aéreo, VarigLog
Fleet size178 (including subsidiaries )
Destinations65 including Avianca Colombia and Avianca Brazil
Company slogan
*The First Airline of the Americas *The Airline of Colombia
Parent companyAviancaTaca Holding
HeadquartersBogotá, D.C. (Colombia)
Key people
*Germán Efromovich (Chairman) *Fabio Villegas Ramírez (CEO)
Operating income(+) COP 2.8 B (FY 2009)
Total assets(+) COP 2.403.632 M (FY 2008)

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Avianca S.A. (BVC:AVA) (acronym in Spanish for Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia S.A., currently Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.) is the flag carrier airline of Colombia since 5 December 1919 when it was registered initially under the name SCADTA. It is headquartered in Bogotá, D.C. with its hub at the El Dorado International Airport. Avianca is the largest airline in Colombia and a major one in Latin America: Avianca together with its subsidiaries has the most extended network of (both passenger and cargo) destinations in the Americas and one of the largest and most modern aircraft fleet in the continent. It is wholly owned by Avianca-TACA Ltd., a Latin American holding company established in the Bahamas and specialized in air transport. The company is listed in the Colombia Stock Exchange.

On October 7, 2009, it was announced that Avianca would merge with TACA but both airlines have stated that each will maintain their own identity and operate separately for the moment. In 2009 Avianca turned 90 (years) making it one of the world's oldest airlines still in operation; It is actually the oldest continuously operating airline in the Western Hemisphere.

Since April 26, 2010, OceanAir is being rebranded Avianca in the same way as it was done with SAM years ago and it would do with other subsidiaries (for example, VIP is partially rebranded) to place Avianca as the leading airline in Latin America.

On November 10, 2010, Avianca and Taca were accepted to be part of Star Alliance in a process that will last around 18 months until both airlines fulfill all requirements to be official members of the Alliance

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