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4/29/2011 - Latin America's First Airline Starts Service at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL - Avianca, a member of the Avianca / TACA Alliance and the world’s second oldest airline, plans to start direct non-stop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Bogota International Airport (BOG) beginning this summer. The new service will feature the A319 aircraft, which seats 120 passengers and will connect the two destinations with service four times per week.

“The addition of Avianca to Orlando International Airport further demonstrates the global popularity of the Central Florida market. Bringing this expanded international air service to our area is a collaborative effort with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and our community partners including the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando Resorts”, says Cesar E. Calvet, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Avianca’s addition of Orlando brings to five the total number of U.S. cities served by the airline including New York, Miami, Washington D.C. and Ft. Lauderdale. With Avianca, passengers will have access to numerous Central and South American markets including Caracas, Lima, Quito, Guayaquil, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin just to name a few.

With approximately 70,500 Colombian’s living in the MCO catchment area, the Colombian demographic is the third largest Hispanic/Latino population in the Central Florida area behind Puerto Rican and Mexican.

Orlando International Airport has more non-stop domestic service than any other airport in Florida and has service to 25 non-stop international destinations.

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For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

 

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