May 21. The South American giant Avianca has requested authorization to operate a new route between Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) and Caracas’ Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS). Let’s investigate further.
Avianca is looking to increase its international connectivity across South America. Last year, the airline said one of its plans was to increase the number of routes after exiting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process in the United States.
Earlier this week, Avianca sought authorization from the Colombian civil aviation authorities to launch two new international routes from Bogotá.
One of these routes, if approved, would see Avianca return to Caracas after five years. The Colombian airline suspended its flights to and from Venezuela on July 27, 2017, following the increasing challenges of operating commercially in this country. Prior to that, Avianca had served Venezuela continuously for 60 years.
As reported by local media outlet Portafolio, Avianca is now ready to land in Caracas again. The airline is looking to fly daily from Bogotá to Caracas, employing its narrowbody fleet of Airbus A320 and A320neo aircraft.
Source: Simple Flying