Nice: Avianca Launching Seasonal US-Central America Routes Featuring A320neos

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. 

Route details

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.

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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.

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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.

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This is good news

I’m excited by these new routes for three reasons. 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  1. Avianca has become the worst airline out there!
    I flew to Colombia recently using avianca and purchased My seats for my entire family only to find out when I checked in that they had given them away to someone else…. They tried to seperate me and my small children which they cannot sit alone since they are 2 and 4 years old.
    This was over 3 weeks ago
    Im still trying to get my money back for those seats and they are making it impossible for me to get my refund.
    HORRIBLE service
    No complimentary food or drinks on an international flight plus no tvs as well. It is absurd
    Don’t use this airline!

  2. Avianca is no longer a nice Air line, is to uncomfortable for senior to flight, specially after they cancel first class, they don’t even give us water unless you pay for a, I personally don’t recommend this Airline.

    1. Couldn’t agree more
      I just flew avianca not long ago but not only are their planes terrible now they also stole my money for seats that I purchased and they ended up giving them away
      I also tried to leave my own comment here and they deleted it.
      I’m still trying to get my money back and they are making it impossible!
      STAY AWAY! They aren’t worth it

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