On Monday, Avianca and Boliviana de Aviación announced a new interline agreement between both parties, allowing the passengers of these airlines to connect, by acquiring only one ticket, to and from seven cities in Bolivia and Avianca’s offer of 24 countries and 68 destinations in the Americas and beyond.
Avianca and Boliviana’s new interline agreement
From September 1, Avianca (AV) and Boliviana de Aviación (BOA, Bolivia’s State carrier) launched their new interline agreement, which allows their customers to connect daily on flights of both airlines.
This new partnership allows travelers to fly to and from 7 cities in Bolivia with a single ticket, paying in a single transaction, having a single fare from origin to the final destination and registering their luggage up to their final destination, as well as accessing Avianca’s offer of around 125 routes to visit 24 countries in Latin America and Europe, said Avianca in a statement.
“So far in 2022, we have transported more than 80,000 passengers to and from Bolivia, with an occupancy factor of more than 76% on our flights. We know that Bolivia is a market in constant growth and development, so we are excited to offer our customers multiple options to connect this country, with all the possibilities of travel through our network, thanks to this new agreement,” said Julio Ordóñez, Avianca’s Director of Alliances.
Avianca currently operates two daily flights to Bolivia, both from Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG). One connects with La Paz (LPB) and one with Viru Viru (VVI). Boliviana operates international services to São Paulo (GRU), Buenos Aires (EZE), Lima (LIM), Madrid (MAD), Miami (MIA), and Salta (SLA).
Through this agreement, customers from Boliviana de Aviación will be able to enjoy more than 3,800 flights per week operated by Avianca, with an availability of more than 600,000 seats per week.
Meanwhile, Avianca’s customers will also have the opportunity to connect through La Paz and Santa Cruz, with 11 routes to the interior of Bolivia, to visit cities such as Cochabamba, Cobija, Oruro, Sucre, and Trinidad, among others.
Boliviana de Aviacion’s fleet
The South American carrier currently has a fleet of 27 aircraft, including nine Boeing 737-300s, four 737-700s, six 737-800s, four 767-300s, one Airbus A330-200, one A330-300, and two Bombardier CRJ-200s. Earlier this year, Boliviana became the newest Airbus operator in South America by selecting leased A330-200 for its long-haul fleet renewal. This announcement was made at the FIDAE Airshow in Chile. The airline will operate leased aircraft from Avolon and ORIX Aviation to fly international routes such as Santa Cruz-Madrid and Santa Cruz-Miami.
Daniel Martínez Garbuno is a Mexican journalist. He has specialized in the air industry working mainly for A21, a Mexican media outlet focused entirely on the aviation world. He has also published on other sites like Simple Flying, Roads & Kingdoms, Proceso, El Economista, Buzos de la Noticia, Contenido, and Notimex.