Avianca Ecuador

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Avianca Ecuador
Avianca Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
2K GLG GALAPAGOS
Founded1985 (as AeroGal)
Commenced operations1986
HubsMariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito)
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer programLifeMiles
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size10
Destinations10
Company sloganEnglish: It's for you
Spanish: Es por ti
Parent companyAvianca
HeadquartersQuito, Ecuador
Key peopleHernán Rincón (CEO)
Websitewww.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

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]

Current Fleet[edit]

An AeroGal Airbus A319

As of August 2017 the Avianca Ecuador fleet includes the following aircraft:[4]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-100
2
12
108
120
Airbus A319-115
2
12
108
120
Airbus A320-200
6
12
138
150
Total
10
1

Former Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Desde hoy Aerogal cambia su nombre a Avianca en Ecuador". ecuavisa.com. 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Contáctenos." AeroGal. Retrieved on November 21, 2010. "Quito Dirección Matriz : Amazonas 7797 y Juan Holguín."
  3. ^ http://www.laprensagrafica.com/economia/internacional/69906-la-fusion-avianca-taca-aerogal-puede-generar-planes-similares-en-america-latina.html
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 13. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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