Avianca To Add Ecuador Routes To Peru, US

Colombia’s Avianca plans to bolster its Ecuador service with plans to start two new international routes and one domestic route.

Ecuador's ministry of tourism announced Avianca will start service from Guayaquil (GYE) in Ecuador to New York Kennedy ({JFK}}) in December, to be followed by the start of a GYE-Lima (LIM) service in January.

Data from CAPA and OAG show that JetBlue Airways and Eastern Airlines operate between GYE and JFK, and LATAM Airlines Ecuador serves the GYE-LIM route.

Additionally, Avianca plans to launch domestic service from Ecuador’s capital Quito (UIO) to El Coca (OCC) in January.

The latest route announcements by Avianca follow news that it will resume flights between LIM and San Salavador (SAL) in December.

Later this month, Avianca will add back service from LIM to Bogota (BOG). LATAM and Viva also offer service on the LIM-BOG route.

At the end of September, Avianca had a fleet of 142 aircraft compared with a fleet of 146 at the end of December 2020.

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Lori Ranson

Lori covers North American and Latin airlines for Aviation Week and is also a Senior Analyst for CAPA - Centre for Aviation.