The last trimester of 2018 Avianca Airlines will offer two direct flights connecting O’Hare International Airport, in Chicago to Guatemala City and Bogotá, Colombia.
Bogotá, Colombia. May 29 - 2018. In order to offer Chicago travelers more and improved connectivity, while taking advantage of Avianca´s Airlines global route network, the airline will launch two new direct flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Guatemala City in Central America and its hub in Bogota, Colombia, starting on October 29th and November 17th, respectively.
One daily flight will be offered to Guatemala City, operated on an Airbus A320 aircraft with capacity of 150 passengers, 12 in Business Class and 138 in Economy Class. The Chicago-Bogota route will be offered four times a week -Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday-, on an Airbus A319 aircraft with capacity of 120 passengers, 12 in Business Class and 108 in Economy Class.
This new flight will provide Chicago passengers with an effective connection through the flight bank departing from Bogotá to different cities in South America, such as: Quito and Guayaquil (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Santiago de Chile. It also increases the possibilities to arrive to destinations within Colombia, such as Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, Pereira and Cartagena, among other cities. Likewise, passengers from Chicago will have access to some Central America cities such as Costa Rica, Managua and Honduras through Guatemala City.
In the same way, passengers coming from the already mentioned destinations will gain access to the city of Chicago through the airline´s Hub in Bogotá and thought Guatemala City as well.
“We are constantly enhancing the services we offer to meet our passengers’ needs. With this new addition to our route network, Avianca Airlines becomes the first and only airline to directly join Chicago with Bogota and vice versa, connecting travelers coming from the State of Illinois more efficiently to the main capitals in Latin America. We are confident that business travelers, as well as the Central and South American communities in Chicago, who visit friends and relatives in Latin America, will greatly benefit with this flight”, said Rolando Damas, General Director for Avianca Airlines in North America and Asia.
“O'Hare continues to expand our connectivity to the world, and these important new flights to Bogota and Guatemala City will increase passengers’ access to all parts of the world through Chicago," said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. "We want to thank Avianca for choosing to grow with us in Chicago, and we look forward to partnering with them on new service that will drive not only new travel opportunity for our passengers, but jobs and economic opportunity for the city.”
The launch of new service to these cities supports Chicago’s growing South and Central American populations and global business and cultural partnerships with both regions. Bogota is a Sister City to Chicago, and Colombians are the second-largest South American-origin population in Chicago. Guatemalans, in turn, are the largest Central American-origin population in Chicago. The new flights will also serve the approximately 120 Chicago companies with significant operations in South and Central and America.
Travelers with trips that include several segments will benefit from greater agility in processes by having a single baggage checking point; as well as the customs, immigration and baggage pickup process at the final destination, in addition to the possibility to carry two 23-kilo pieces of baggage.
Avianca Airlines travels to 12 destinations in the United States with flights from Bogota to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New York, Orlando, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.; from El Salvador to Miami, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco, now adding Chicago and Orlando; and from Lima to Miami and Orlando.
LifeMiles Silver, Gold and Diamond Elite members, as well as Star Alliance Gold and Priority Passengers or Business Class passengers can access Avianca’s VIP room located on the third floor of El Dorado’s international terminal, including special spaces to work, socialize, rest, eat and even freshen up.
Information, itineraries and ticket sales at Avianca sales points, your preferred travel agency, www.avianca.com, and our Call Centers in the United States of America (1 800 2842622).