|Founded||1985 (as AeroGal)|
|Alliance||Star Alliance (affiliate)|
|Company slogan||English: It's for you
Spanish: Es por ti
|Key people||Gabriela Sommerfeld Rosero (CEO)|
Avianca Ecuador, formerly known as AeroGal, is an airline based in Quito, Ecuador. 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.
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AeroGal was established in 1986.
Merger with Avianca and TACA
In October 2009, AeroGal announced its merger with the Colombian airline Avianca, and the Salvadoran airline TACA. In december, began the route Guayaquil-New York City JFK. AeroGal merged with VIP Ecuador in 2012. The April 17, 2012, was the last flight to New York.
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.
As of October 2016 the Avianca Ecuador fleet includes the following aircraft:
- Desde hoy Aerogal cambia su nombre a Avianca en Ecuador - Ecuavisa.com
- "Contáctenos." AeroGal. Retrieved on November 21, 2010. "Quito Dirección Matriz : Amazonas 7797 y Juan Holguín."
- Avianca Ecuador fleet at planespotters.net retrieved 13 May 2015
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