Empty seat

Travel with more space on the plane. We like to think about your comfort. 

When you travel on Economy Class you can reserve an additional seat next to you by paying an extra charge. 



You can acquire this service at the check-in modules of the following airports.

North America

  • Chicago, O'Hare Airport.
  • Dallas, Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.
  • Houston, George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles Airport.
  • Miami, Miami Airport.
  • New York, John F. Kennedy Airport.
  • Orlando, Orlando Airport.
  • San Francisco, San Francisco Airport.
  • Toronto, Toronto Pearson Airport.
  • Washington, Washington Dulles Airport.

Central America and Caribbean

  • Cancun, Cancun Airport.
  • Guatemala, La Aurora Airport.
  • Managua, Augusto C. Sandino Airport.             
  • Mexico City, Benito Juárez Airport.
  • Punta Cana, Punta Cana Airport.               
  • Roatan, Juan Manuel Gálvez Airport.
  • Santo Domingo, Las Américas Airport.                
  • San José de Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría Airport.
  • San Juan de Puerto Rico, Luís Muñoz Marín Airport. 
  • San Pedro Sula, Ramón Villeda Morales Airport.
  • San Salvador, El Salvador Airport.


  • Tegucigalpa, Toncontín International Airport.

South America

  • Barranquilla, Ernesto Cortissoz Airport.
  • Bogota, El Dorado Airport.
  • Bucaramanga, Palonegro Airport.
  • Buenos Aires, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini Airport.
  • Cali, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport.
  • Cartagena, Rafael Núñez Airport.
  • Guayaquil, José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport.
  • Lima, Jorge Chávez Airport.
  • Medellín, José María Córdova Airport.
  • Montevideo, Carrasco Airport.
  • Quito, Mariscal Sucre Airport.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Galeão Airport.
  • São Paulo, São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport.
  • Santa Cruz, Viru Viru Airport.
  • Santa Marta, Simón Bolívar Airport.
  • Santiago de Chile, Arturo Merino Benítez Airport.



  • Barcelona, El Prat Airport.
  • London, London Heathrow Airport.
  • Madrid, Barajas Airport.


Departing from Fee
Spain EUR 25  
London GBP 20
North America, Central America and South America to Europe USD 30
North America, Central America and South America to North America, Central America or South America  ​USD 25

Terms and conditions

  • Applies for all destinations except Barrancabermeja, Belize, Caracas, Cucuta, La Habana, Leticia, Liberia, Manizales, Monteria, Pasto, Popayan, Pereira y Tumaco.
  • The service is offered subject to availability of rows and empty seats on each flight.
  • In case the flight is at full-capacity and is not posible to assign an empty seat, we will reimburse the aditional charge. 
  • You have the right to use the blocked seat for the entire duration of the flight.
  • This product does not entitle you to an additional baggage or food allowance, or earning miles.
  • This service is not available on all of Avianca’s routes
  • For additional information, ask our customer service collaborators at the airport. 

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Reserve unaccompanied minors between the ages of 5 and 17.