Avianca has announced that effective December 3, it will connect Bogota (BOG) with Toronto/Pearson (YYZ) in Canada, reaffirming its commitment to once again be a leading airline in the region.
The Colombian company confirmed the start of sale of the said link, having predicted in August that it would be one of the thirteen new international routes it will open in Colombia.
It will operate three flights a week, and will be operated by an Airbus A320 with a capacity of 150 passengers, giving it a width of 900 seats per week.
This flight joins current operations in El Salvador, which has four weekly flights to Toronto with the A319 and A320.
See also: Avianca will have thirteen new routes from Colombia to Canada, Aruba, the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.
“With the launch of this new route, we want to connect our travelers in Colombia with Canada directly and non-stop, while recognizing the significant growth that this country has experienced as a tourist, academic and business destination.” , said Anna Maria Copte, Colombia sales director for Avianca.
This announcement joins the new link between Cali (CLO) and New York (JFK) which will begin on December 3 with three weekly flights.
See also: Avianca will have direct flights from Cali to New York and back to Uruguay
Hours and frequencies
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|Way||airline||time to leave||check in||repeat|
|Bogota – Toronto||AV204||15:20||21:30||Tuesday, Friday and Saturday|
|Toronto – Bogota||AV205||22:50||05:00|
Avianca should compete with Air Canada, which has four weekly flights between the two cities and is operated with Boeing 787-9s, giving it a width of 2,376 seats per week.
In 2019, the link handled 85,907 passengers with a load factor of 85.84% with the Canadian carrier.
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Avianca Holding announced in August that there will be more than 20 new routes between the end of 2021 and the first half of 2022, thirteen of which are from Colombia.
Most connections without a start date will operate from Medellin’s Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) and Santiago de Cali (CLO).
Links with Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Aruba at that time have yet to be identified. Also from Bucaramanga (BGA) seeking outreach with Miami (MIA).