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Happy 89th Birthday Avianca...  
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6961 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.

(just a little from AV's history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca#SCADTA_.281919_-_1940.29 )




I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
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User currently offlineNAVEGA From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6947 times:

Happy Birthday Avianca.......

User currently offlineColombiano From Colombia, joined Oct 2006, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

Happy Birthday ! does anyone know when will they start London or Frankfurt ?

User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6905 times:

Well, they received the second A-330 already. It is suppose to be used for MAD, but maybe when the third one arrives you can see LON and/ or FRA...


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6902 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.

Cheers

JAAH



Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
User currently offlineColinatl From Colombia, joined Jul 2005, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6883 times:

Congrats to Avianca on their 89th Birthday.

I just flew the new A330 from MIA to BOG and back to MIA over the past 2 weeks.

Great service, great aircraft.


User currently offlineTroest From Denmark, joined Mar 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6870 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.


User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6855 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Thread starter):
This week AV will be 89 years old..

Happy 89 wonderful years of great achievements !!! ...  birthday 

Ricardo, Colombian friends, can someone tell us when did Avianca exactly started flying to Mexico City... Was the " Connie " the first aircraft from AV to land in Aztec land ?

... Mexico and Colombia go back quite sometime already thanks to the links provided by the great condor airline...

I recall very well seeing those beautiful " Ruana Roja " flight attendants, stepping out from AV´s 720s and 707s at MEX in the early sixties... Oh, those very wonderful and glamorous days !!!

Best regards



No matter how you fly...just never get your wings clipped !
User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 834 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

Congratulations AV!!!!!!

It´s great to seethat AV has survived the tougth times and are already becoming a important player on the region. I have a lot of good memories of my fligths with them.

Gus
SKBO



Colombian coffee, the best...take a cup and you will see how delicious it is.
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6773 times:

Happy birthday! Keep the expansion coming....what about BOG? I have been living in Paris since July so i havent seen the progress, but im coming back next week!!!! I hope they started Hito III already

User currently offlineJigarciar From Colombia, joined May 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

I feel so proud of our Airline; for what it has represented for our Country in the past years and for what is going to represent in the upcoming years, not only for Colombia, but for Latin America.

I want to share some information that some of you Colombians might remember, taken from various AV's magazines:

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7190/028ji6.jpg

Celebrating Company's 75th birthday, back in 1994.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4585/034kp7.jpg

Once again, Avianca flies to London, this time, to Heathrow. It was offered, initially, twice a week on Boeing 767-200ER aircraft (N988AN was leased to be able to operate the route). Year 1997.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8987/070pw9.jpg
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/070pw9.jpg/1/w747.png

This was the international network the Company had by the ends of the 1990's. Since then, scheduled services to destinations such as SJU, CUN, FRA, CDG, LHR and GIG are not flown by the Airline.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8864/071ms0.jpg

Domestic routes map (1999). By that time, SAM used to operate a fleet of Cessna Caravan, which were used to fly to from CLO, PPN, BUN, UIB, NQI, BHS, EOH, CTG, VUP, RCH, PVA, MTR, CPG, etc.

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/5039/015uu2.jpg

During Colombia's economy crisis, by 2000, international destinations were reduced.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2654/016hw8.jpg

Same for domestic destinations.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5867/065od9.jpg

Special magazine for AV's 80 years.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2425/067rk6.jpg

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3537/068rz1.jpg


User currently offlineJigarciar From Colombia, joined May 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6711 times:



Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 9):
Keep the expansion coming....what about BOG?

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.

Some pictures:

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9911/smrdic012008004qd5.jpg

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/1017/smrdic012008007hj7.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5628/smrdic012008009an0.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8994/smrdic012008015kx4.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9108/smrdic012008022yl4.jpg


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

An amazing accomplishment for Aviacna to survive to be one of the oldest continuiously operated airlines in the world.

User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6619 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 12):
An amazing accomplishment for Aviacna to survive to be one of the oldest continuiously operated airlines in the world.

Yep.. the second oldest in the world...



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineMayaviaERJ190 From Mexico, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6612 times:

Feliz, feliz aniversario, sinceramente.

Keep up the good things coming, remember Mexicana is following you closely.



My other plane is an A380.
User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6593 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!).



In Memory of HK-1402 "Sucre" & HK-1410 "Bolivar"
User currently offlineVAAengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6563 times:

Happy 89th !!! cant wait for 787 im proud to be colombian !!!


God's Gift To Aviation
User currently offlineAlianza From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6513 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.


Saludos


User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6432 times:



Quoting MayaviaERJ190 (Reply 14):
Keep up the good things coming, remember Mexicana is following you closely.

hehe, I know... very close actually, 1921 right? Do you know the exact date?



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineNAVEGA From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6405 times:

RICARIZA,

I believe Mexicanas birthdate is July 8, 1921. Only 7 months after Aviancas.

Can someone confirm this exact date??


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6394 times:



Quoting XA744 (Reply 7):
Happy 89 wonderful years of great achievements !!! ...


Hear hear!  birthday  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!
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6342 times:



Quoting NAVEGA (Reply 19):
Only 7 months after Aviancas.

You mean a year and seven months (19 months) after AV...

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 20):
I'm excited to see how Avianca has changed since I flew them last in 1990.

You can't even compare them... 180 degree change...(positive of course)



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineNAVEGA From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6333 times:

RICARIZA,

I stand corrected. You are absolutely right. I researched and Mexicana started July 12, 1921.

Thanks


User currently offlineDanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

Happy Birth Day Avianca .

can wait to see a special paint on any on the planes for the 90th BD .

maybe any A330 retrojet !!! lol


User currently offlineMATURRO727 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6254 times:

Hey.

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.


Regards

MATURRO727


25 WesternA318 : I cant say anything bad about the flights, I enjoyed them, but I am still looking forward to the new Avianca.
26 Post contains images RICARIZA : TODAY IS THE DAY... AVIANCA'S BIRTHDAY 5 DECEMBER 1919 BARRANQUILLA - COLOMBIA...
27 Avianca : 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
28 RICARIZA : Is it true that mid January, AV will suspend the A330 to MIA? If so, why?
29 AV757 : 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
30 RCS763AV : 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
31 RICARIZA : Captain, but I still don't understand why the cancellation of the A330 to MIA. Is it to use them for Europe?
32 A300AA : They are scheduled for the MAD flights.
33 RICARIZA : MAD and BCN I suppose. Thank you.
34 Troest : I also read that they will be used for GRU
35 Colinatl : So will BOG - MIA go back to 762 or 763?
36 A300AA : For Feb there are 2 757 scheduled and for March a 762 and a 757
37 ChilliQueen : ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Avianca! I have heard great things about you, and hope to fly with you soon!
38 WesternA318 : So have the 762 been completely removed from TATL service?
39 Tavong : Not entirely, you still have the CLO-MAD and te BCN fligths. I think that the 762s still have life on TATL fligths, not THAT much, but at least you s
40 WesternA318 : In July Im booked on CLO-MAD and its showing me on a 763...lol. Oh well, my MAD-BOG is on the 332, and BOG-MIA is still on the 762, whilst im on CO h
41 Post contains links RICARIZA : A nice video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEY7fdhYUdY (For some reason it did not allow me to embed it)
42 Avianca : ok - point one. Tampa is doing all cargo related work, so no Avianca Cargo more, as Tampa is using there own airplanes + selling the space on Avianca
43 Summa767 : Andreas, it does souns like a mess in the cargo department at AV/QT. It's a shame on all those people who lost their jobs overnight. I guess that the
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