Avianca El Salvador

Airline info

  • Address: Av. El Espino, entre boulevard sur, Calle El Almendro, Urbanizacion Madre Selva, Antigua Cuzcatlan, La Libertad, El Salvador
  • Contact number: +503 2267 8222
  • Website: www.avianca.com/sv
  • IATA code/ICAO code: TA / TAI

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2023): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2024): 7.9 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 6/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com

Once itself a conglomeration of airlines and one of the largest airline groups in Latin America, Taca (Trasportes Aereos del Continente Americano) merged with Avianca in 2013, becoming a part of the largest airline group in South America becoming Avianca El Salvador. The San Salvador-based carrier flies a mix of Airbus A319, A320 and A321 to some 30 destinations in Central and South America and the USA (Photo Wikimedia Commons / JBabinski380)

 

  • Name: Avianca El Salvador
  • Date founded: 1931
  • IATA code/ICAO code: TA / TAI
  • CEO: Anko Van Der Werff (president)
  • Address: Av. El Espino, entre boulevard sur, Calle El Almendro, Urbanizacion Madre Selva, Antigua Cuzcatlan, La Libertad, El Salvador
  • Contact number: +503 2267 8222
  • Website: www.avianca.com/sv
  • Hub: San Salvador
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: Star Alliance (affiliate)
  • Frequent flyer programme: LifeMiles
  • Fleet:

    13 aircraft

    • 1 Airbus A321-200 / 194 seats (12 Business, 182 Economy)
    • 4 Airbus A320 neo / 153 seats (12 Business, 141 Economy)
    • 5 Airbus A320-200 / 150 seats (12 Airbus, 138 Economy)
    • 3 Airbus A319-100 / 120 seats (12 Business, 108 Economy)
  • Type of carrier: Full-service
  • Skytrax* rating: 3-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX (www.skytraxratings.com) is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    On regional and US-bound flights, 2 bags for 64kg with the XXL and XL fare, 2 bags for 46kg with the L fare, 1 bag for 23k with the M fare can be checked-in for free, while XS and S fare holders need to pay a fee for the first bag

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Free for Business passengers; in Economy, Large fare holders can pre-select any seat at no additional cost, all other passengers pay the following fees: from 29.99USD and 64.99USD (depending on the Economy fare and the route flown) for an Avianca Plus seat, from 9.99USd to 34.99USD for all other seats

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers plus LifeMiles Silver, Gold and Diamond members

  • Fast track at security:

    No info available

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers plus LifeMiles Gold and Diamond members

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers plus LifeMiles Silver, Gold and Diamond members

  • Seat pitch:
    • 40 inches (101cm) in Business, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the A321-200, A320neo, A320-200 and A319-100
  • Seat width:
    • 21 inches (53cm) in Business, 18 inches (46cm) in Economy on the A321-200, A320neo, A320-200 and A319-100
  • USB port and power socket:

    USB ports at all seats in Business, power sockets available at every seat in Business and every two seats in Economy on the A321-200, A320neo, A320.200 and A319-100

  • Lie-flat seat:

    No

  • Vanity kit:

    No

  • IFE screen width:

    All seats in all classes have individual screens with Audio and video on demand (AVOD)

  • Wi-fi:

    No info available

  • Inflight magazine:

    Revista Avianca

  • Onboard kit for kids:

    No

  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary in all classes on all flights

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    Accepted in the passenger cabin if their weight does not exceed 8kg, pet bag included; transportation fee is 130-150USD depending on the route flown

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