Avianca Ecuador

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Avianca Ecuador
Aerogal
Avianca Logo 2013.png
IATA
2K
ICAO
GLG
Callsign
AEROGAL
Founded 1985 (as AeroGal)
Commenced operations 1986
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer program LifeMiles
Alliance Star Alliance (Affiliate)
Fleet size 8
Destinations 10
Company slogan English: It's for you
Spanish: Es por ti
Parent company Avianca
Headquarters Quito, Ecuador
Key people Gabriela Sommerfeld Rosero (CEO)
Website www.avianca.com

Avianca Ecuador,[1] formerly known as AeroGal, is an airline based in Quito, Ecuador.[2] It operates passenger and cargo flights within Ecuador, between the mainland and the Galápagos Islands, and between Ecuador and Peru (on behalf of Avianca Peru) and Colombia (on behalf of Avianca). It is one of the seven nationally branded airlines (Avianca Peru, Avianca Honduras, etc.) in the Avianca Holdings group of Latin American airlines.

History[edit]

Aerogal Boeing 767-300ER Serving to NYC

AeroGal was established in 1986.

Merger with Avianca and TACA[edit]

In October 2009, AeroGal announced its merger with the Colombian airline Avianca, and the Salvadoran airline TACA.[3] AeroGal merged with VIP Ecuador in 2012.

Avianca currently[when?] owns the majority of the airline with more than 81% acquired. Avianca made an investment of US$7.2 million to strengthen and modernize the company. Despite the purchase by Avianca, AeroGal continued using its separate identity until 2014, and will continue to operate in Ecuador. On June 18, 2014, the airline was renamed Avianca Ecuador.

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

An AeroGal Airbus A319

The Avianca Ecuador fleet includes the following aircraft with an average age of 9.8 years (as of December 2014)[4]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-112
6
-
12
108
120
Leased from Avianca
ex Mexicana
Airbus A320-214
3
0
12
138
150
Leased from Avianca
Total
9
0

Retired Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

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