Recorded at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, 05-Jun-2018

Avianca Argentina Plans Rapid Expansion With 10 More Aircraft This Year

Avianca Holdings and Synergy Group chairman German Efromovich discusses the performance so far and the expansion plans for Avianca Argentina. Avianca Argentina commenced operations in 2017 and is part of Synergy Group, the parent company for Avianca Brazil and the larger shareholder of Colombia-based Avianca Holdings. Avianca Argentina currently operates two ATR 72-600 turboprops to five domestic destinations. Mr Efromovich said the airline is about to add four more ATR 72-600s which will be used to expand in Argentina’s regional domestic market. He also revealed airline’s first two A320s are expected to be delivered by August and be used to launch international services from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo. Avianca Argentina plans to end 2018 with three A320s along with seven ATR 72-600s. Mr Efromovich said Avianca Argentina plan to add another seven A320s in 2019. Avianca Argentina will operate two class A320s on international routes, with a small business class cabin, and single class A320s on domestic trunk routes.

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