Colombia’s Avianca Airlines is launching three new seasonal flights between the US and Central America in December. The routes will be operated by Airbus A320s and, more excitingly, Avianca’s new A320neos.
Starting December 11, the airline will begin a 3X-weekly service, AV665, between New York (JFK) and San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP). An Airbus A320 will operate the flight.
Starting December 13, Avianca will launch a 4X-weekly service, AV 557, between Oakland (OAK) and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL). An Airbus A320neo will operate the flight.
Starting December 13, the carrier will begin a 3X-weekly service, AV 631, between Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Guatemala City (GUA). An Airbus A320 will operate the flight.
This is good news
I’m excited by these new routes for three reasons.
- Central America is a gorgeous part of the world that I’d love to visit. This added connectivity makes a trip there much more convenient.
- Avianca’s frequent flyer program, LifeMiles, is among the very best programs out there. It offers a ton of Star Alliance award availability at reasonable redemption rates and I’ve built up a stockpile of LifeMiles over the past few years.
- Avianca’s new Airbus A320neo looks pretty nice. It’s quite a contrast to their Airbus A320, which Matthew from Live and Lets Fly described as “deplorable,” and I’m keen to try it out on the Oakland to San Salvador flight.
Avianca’s introduction of new routes to Central American destinations this winter is a welcome development. Not only does it make Central America more accessible, but it’s also a great opportunity to make use of Avianca’s excellent frequent flyer program, LifeMiles.