Aerovías del Continente Americano, better known by the acronym Avianca, is the most important airline in Colombia and the second oldest in the world behind KLM. It was founded in 1919 and, today, it is the second most important airline in South America.
In terms of the number of passengers transported and the number of destinations offered, it is only surpassed by LATAM Airlines within the Latin American territory. Its headquarters are located at the international airport of Bogotá, at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima and at the El Salvador International Airport in San Salvador. Avianca flights cover more than 100 routes to 26 different countries located between Central America, North America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean.
It is part, together with Lufthansa, among others, of the Star Alliance, one of the three most important airline groups in the world. Its aircraft fleet is currently composed of 176 units manufactured by Boeing, Airbus, ATR, Embraer and Cessna. The largest capacity are the Boeing 787-9, which can carry a maximum of 309 passengers. Likewise, Avianca was the first airline in the world to receive the ISAGO safety certification from IATA. It has also been considered as the best airline in South America several times ahead of entities such as Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras.
👜 Baggage regulations at Avianca
The checked luggage allowed in Avianca is 2 pieces of 23 kilos each and that the sum of its exterior dimensions is not greater than 158 centimeters. Otherwise, you must pay excess baggage. As hand luggage you can document a piece with a maximum weight of 10 kilos, whose exterior dimensions do not exceed 115 centimeters. All regulations may vary depending on the destination from or to which you are traveling, so we recommend checking the baggage policies on the airline.
🕗 Avianca Web Check-in
Checking Avianca online means avoiding having to queue at the airport counter and go directly to the security checkpoint or boarding area. This process is available through its website and can be carried out both from mobile devices and from laptops or desktops. Regarding the former, users have the possibility to print the boarding pass digitally and display it through the screen at the airport to access the plane, although they can also carry it printed on paper.
The deadline for online billing with Avianca begins 24 hours before the stipulated time for flight takeoff. To access the platform, you only need to enter the passenger's first name and the ticket reference code. This can be found at the top of the flight reservation document. It also offers the possibility to print the boarding pass at that time even if you intend to check luggage.