RICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26 Posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7129 times:
This week AV will be 89 years old..
5 December 1919
A Colombian airline, Aerovias Nacoinales de Colombia SA (Avianca) is formed. By 1982 it will have achieved the longest continuous record of scheduled services.
The airline traces its history back to December 5 1919, in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. Germans and Colombians founded the Colombo-German Company. The company accomplished its first flight between Barranquilla and the nearby town of Puerto Colombia, aboard a Junkers F.13, wherein 57 pieces of mail were transported; the flight was piloted by German Helmuth Von Krohn. This and another aircraft of the same type were completely mechanically constructed monoplanes, the engines of which had to be modified in order to be able to efficiently operate in the climatic conditions of the country; there were nine aircraft in the fleet with a total range of 850 km (525 Mi) and could carry up to four passengers and two crewmen. Due to the topographic characteristics of the country and the lack of airports at the time, two seaplanes were adapted to the Junkers aircraft, in order for them to accomplish water landings in the rivers of different towns. Using these floats, Helmuth Von Krohn was able to perform the first inland flight over Colombia on October 20 1920, following the course of the Magdalena River; the flight took eight hours and had to make four emergency landings in the water.
777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7070 times:
Quoting RICARIZA (Thread starter): the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. Germans and Colombians founded the Colombo-German Company
Just a bit out of topic, but I just happened to receive as a gift a paper ticket issued by SCADTA. I was pretty happy to get it, since it belonged as to a relative, and to me, it is nothing more than a personal a family piece of valuable memorabilia.
When I get my scanner working I'll post it.
Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
Troest From Denmark, joined Mar 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7038 times:
Happy Birthday Avianca!
Do some of you know how many airbus planes is expected to be delivered in 2009?
And how is it going in the process of building the new international terminal in Bogota? I could imagine that Avianca will demand more space at Eldorado for its fleet as more and more new planes are being added to the fleet.
For work purposes, I flew today BOG-SMR-BOG. The construction of the new international cargo terminal is on the way and going really fast. They are doing some jobs on the adyacent roads, so the traffic is really a mess (well, at least today). Also, I saw that they are building something in front of the B concourse, between taxiways 'G' and 'F'. Taxiway 'G' is closed.
Avianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6761 times:
Quoting Jigarciar (Reply 10): I want to share some information that some of you Colombians might remember
Wow, thanks for posting these... Some I remember, some I had never seen before. Interesting that the 2-page "80th Anniversary" poster did not mention the B720/B707 introduced in the early 60's (yes, I'm biased!).
Alianza From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6681 times:
89 years, WOW!! Felicitaciones a Avianca!!! That is really quite a great accomplishment, for a business in Latin America to have endured and grown they way have, to become one of the successful and highly regarded corporations of the region.
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6562 times:
Quoting XA744 (Reply 7): Happy 89 wonderful years of great achievements !!! ...
Hear hear! Heres to another 89 years of flying! Im happy to say that Ive finally using AV on my journey next summer! MIA-BOG-CLO-MAD-BOG-MIA. I'm excited to see how Avianca has changed since I flew them last in 1990.
Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
MATURRO727 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6422 times:
Happy B-day AV! 89 years.... just beautiful, I'm so proud of our airline, keep up the good work. Hope to be part of this great team in the near future as I'm getting my Commercial Pilot's License by February. again lets celebrate for this great moment! cheers to you all.
: I cant say anything bad about the flights, I enjoyed them, but I am still looking forward to the new Avianca.
: TODAY IS THE DAY... AVIANCA'S BIRTHDAY 5 DECEMBER 1919 BARRANQUILLA - COLOMBIA...
: great day! so I am not the only good "Colombo-Aleman" combo out there.. jeje Cant wait to fly on of the new avianca birds (A319 / A320 / A330) it is r
: Is it true that mid January, AV will suspend the A330 to MIA? If so, why?
: By the end of January all of the A330-243 flight crews will have finished their check rides, including me now as an A330 captain. By then we will have
: Really? Do you have more information on this? Sources? It's quite interesting, since cargo is becoming less profitable these days maybe AV bought Tam
: Captain, but I still don't understand why the cancellation of the A330 to MIA. Is it to use them for Europe?
: They are scheduled for the MAD flights.