Published On: Mon, Mar 5th, 2018

Avianca Colombia transfers its ATR fleet to a subsidiary airline

avianca-atr72-600BOGOTA - It seems that after a strike of more than two months in which a significant percentage of the pilots of Avianca in Colombia ceased operations and based on a statement by Hernán Rincón president of Avianca Holdings on December 6, 2017, the Colombian airline will cease to use its ATR fleet.

Rincon said that one of the more important things that they did and that they will leave like that, is that they assigned larger planes to many routes. For example, places like Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, where there are many frequencies every day, with fewer planes they were able to move passengers with the same number of chairs. After these statements, the rumor began to run of an eventual departure of the ATR 72-600 of the fleet in Colombia partially or totally.

The rumors were later confirmed. The operation in ATR’s in Colombia will be completely suspended as of May 31 of this year, thus leaving several destinations without the connection from the biggest Colombian airline. At this moment, the aircraft with registrations HK5109 and HK5039 are not operating and stored in Avianca’s main hangar in Rionegro to be prepared for their transfer to Argentina, thus passing into the hands of the subsidiary very soon.

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