Avianca AV, TACA Airlines TA
AviancaTaca Holdings is a leading airline group in Latin America. With a modern fleet of 140 short, medium and long haul aircraft and an exceptional team composed of more than 15,000 Employees, Avianca and Taca directly serve over 100 destinations in America and Europe, which connect to over 750 destinations worldwide through agreements with partner airlines around the globe. With more than 4 million members in its loyalty program, the group recorded combined annual sales revenues of approximately three billion dollars. Its multi-hub operating model offers diverse and convenient passenger flight options through Bogota, Colombia, San Salvador, El Salvador, Lima, Peru and San Jose, Costa Rica. The group also offers a broad portfolio of air products and services, including air cargo, mail, courier, aeronautical support specialists and tourism packages. For more information about the airlines please visit www.taca.com or www.avianca.com
Avianca, first airline founded in the American continent, will celebrate 93 years of providing uninterrupted aerial services by the end of 2012. The airline connects Colombia and South America with the world and is recognized by its high technical, operational, and service standards. In October 2009, it announced the integration with the Central American TACA, making since then a part of the AviancaTaca Holding company.
Avianca has more than 8.000 direct collaborators with a fleet composed of 62 modern short, medium, and long haul aircraft. The organization is run by an enabled and professional team, that operates direct flights from Bogota, capital city of Colombia to 26 cities within the country and 30 cities in America and Europe. From its hub in Bogota, the airline offers an average of 368 daily flights.
Avianca passengers can enjoy multiple connection possibilities between destinations directly served by the airline or through interline agreements with other 170 internationally recognized airlines. In addition to its passenger service, Avianca also offers a complete touristic service portfolio, cargo, courier, and aeronautical assistance, through its business units AviancaTours, Deprisa, and Avianca Services. For more information visit avianca.com.
TACA Airlines unites the American continent through its three hubs (El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Peru) and a wide route network that serves from Canada to Brazil, 51 destinations distributed in 22 countries. Its fleet is composed of Airbus 319, 320, and 321 aircrafts and new Embraer 190.
Founded in 1931 and with a history that spans more than 80 years, TACA has made a priority of continuously working on its Customer Service strategy by systematically listening to its clients and adapting to their needs, striving for excellence throughout the delivered flight experience. As a result of these efforts TACA has been recognized three consecutive years by Skytrax, one of the most respected world-wide passenger airline surveys, as the Best Airline for Central America, and the Caribbean and for its Service Excellence.
This Latin American airline consolidated an alliance with Avianca from Colombia, through the joint creation of a new holding company. Combined, Avianca and TACA, serve more than 100 destinations in America and Europe and offer the most complete route network in Latin America. Both airlines work on consolidating processes and continue to harness synergy opportunities that will better serve their passengers.
On March of 2011, AviancaTaca launched an initial public offering on the Colombian Stock Exchange, receiving more than 60 thousand investment offerings from employees and frequent flyers. The airline group raised more than $1.6 billion dollars, with nearly a six to one oversubscription ratio. For more information visit taca.com.