EasyFly

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EasyFly
Empresa Aérea de Servicios y Facilitación Logística Integral
EasyFly.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
VE EFY EASYFLY
Founded2006
Commenced operationsOctober 10, 2007
Operating bases
Fleet size17
Destinations22
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
Key peopleAlfonso Ávila (Founder)
Websiteeasyfly.com.co

EasyFly S.A. is a regional carrier that operates in Colombia. Its main focus is to serve intermediate cities and those not served by other carriers. Operations started in October 2007, with one British Aerospace Jetstream 41 aircraft. Its main base is El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá. Alfonso Ávila, the founder of EasyFly, was also one of the founders of Aero República in 1992.

History[edit]

The airline was founded in 2006 by Alfonso Ávila and other partners. Its first aircraft have been acquired through the leasing system. After having 9 approved routes, operations began in October 10, 2007 with only two routes: Barrancabermeja and Arauca from Bogotá.

Between November 2007 and January 2008, new routes were inaugurated to the cities of Armenia, Cartago, Yopal, Ibague and Villavicencio.

During 2010, 7 aircraft entered the fleet and in 2012 a new base was inaugurated at Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport.

Destinations[edit]

As of April 2019
Regular destinations Centers of operations
Country Cities IATA ICAO Airports BOG EOH BGA CLO Others
 Colombia Apartadó APO SKLC Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport UIB
Arauca AUC SKUC Santiago Pérez Airport CUC
Armenia AXM SKXM El Edén International Airport
Bogotá BOG SKBO Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado --
Bucaramanga BGA SKBG Palonegro International Airport --
Cali CLO SKCL Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport --
Cartagena CTG SKCG Rafael Núñez International Airport
Corozal CZU SKCZ Las Brujas Airport
Cúcuta CUC SKCC Camilo Daza International Airport AUC
Florencia FLA SKFL Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport
Ibagué IBE SKIB Perales Airport
Manizales MZL SKMZ La Nubia Airport
Medellín EOH SKMD Olaya Herrera Airport --
Medellín MDE SKRG José María Córdova International Airport MTR, PEI
Montería MTR SKMR Los Garzones Airport BAQ, CTG, MDE
Neiva NVA SKNV Benito Salas Airport
Pereira PEI SKPE Matecaña International Airport MDE
Popayán PPN SKPP Guillermo León Valencia Airport
Puerto Asís PUU SKAS Tres de Mayo Airport
Quibdó UIB SKUI El Caraño Airport APO
Valledupar VUP SKVP Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport
Yopal EYP SKYP El Alcaraván Airport
Total: 22 destinations, 34 routes 8 10 6 5 6

Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

An EasyFly ATR 42-500
An Easyfly ATR 42-600

The EasyFly fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2020):[1][2]

EasyFly Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-500 2 48
ATR 42-600 9 2 48
ATR 72-600 5 68
Total 16 2

Former Fleet[edit]

Easyfly previously operated the following aircraft:

EasyFly former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
British Aerospace Jetstream 41 6 2007 2019

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 26 March 2012, EasyFly Flight 8697, the aircraft presented a hydraulic fluid spill during the flight. The aircraft landed without complications in José María Córdoba International Airport. The causes of the incident are being investigated.[3]

Legal Action[edit]

In 2018 easyGroup, licensor of the easyJet brand began legal proceedings against EasyFly and Honduras-based EasySky over use of the "easy" prefix.[4]

An unconnected Dhaka-based cargo airline, Easy Fly Express, branded as "easyFly" was also pursued by easyGroup. An April 2019 easyGroup statement focused on this case indicated a claim against Colombia's EasyFly was ongoing.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EasyFly signs for five ATR -600s". ATR. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Easyfly
  3. ^ EasyFly Flight 8697 incident report in Spanish
  4. ^ "Easygroup lauches legal challenge against airlines for 'brand theft'" (PDF). Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Brand thief's use of easy logos without permission from easyGroup and Sir Stelios forced to stop!" (PDF). easy.com. easyGroup. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to EasyFly at Wikimedia Commons