Avianca, Official Airline of Professional Colombian Soccer

Bogota, August 23, 2016. Faithful to its commitment to national sports, Avianca joins the aims of the Colombian Major League Soccer, DIMAYOR, through an agreement that makes the Airline the official transporter of the A and B divisions of the country’s soccer teams.

The agreement, in force until December 2019, also includes transportation of players in the new female soccer league as of 2017, thereby consolidating Avianca as the preferred airline for the transportation of Colombian teams. It should be noted that this agreement is in addition to those signed before by the Airline with the Colombian Soccer Federation and the Colombian Cycling Federation.

During this partnership, Avianca will be in charge of air transportation of members of the 36 Soccer Teams that are members of DIMAYOR in Colombia, making its facilities available in order to transport them safely and timely to 25 destinations services by the Airline in the country as well as 80 cities in America and Europe, and guaranteeing the punctual arrival of players and the necessary sports accessories for all meets scheduled in the country and abroad, as well as guaranteeing a decrease in operation costs for the clubs, which will allows investing in sports and human infrastructure, contributing to the development of National Soccer.

Both institutions are proud of joining forces in a historical moment for the development of Colombian Soccer, one in which the country has two of the current champions in America: Nacional, for the Copa Libertadores, and Santa Fe, for the Copa Sudamericana. According to the International Federation of History and Statistics, Colombia is the eleventh best league in the planet, as well as home to the Seleccion Colombia, the third best in the world.

The agreement allows the DIMAYOR to maintain a project that begun at the start of the year, where all B Category clubs are being transported by air, promoting a clean game, fair competition and equality of conditions between competing clubs.

During the announcement of the agreement, Hernan Rincon, Executive President and CEO of Avianca, said: “For those of us who make part of this Airline, we are proud of having been selected to transport in our planes the country’s professional soccer teams. Our service mission is to connect those who chose us for travel or cargo with their dreams. We will fulfill our mission with this agreement, offering our athletes an extraordinary travel experience”.On its part, Jorge Perdomo, President of DIMAYOR expressed: “For Colombian Professional Soccer it is gratifying and a reason for joy, that the country’s most important airline believes in us and has decided to support us in developing the sport in our country.

From DIMAYOR we celebrate this union, which will allow our players, technical staff, executives and officers, to travel at the national and international level with the best service. We now this partnership will allow us to keep working and exalting National soccer”. 

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