mvecchi4 From Venezuela, joined Apr 2012, 89 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5338 times:
Just saw posted in Avianca's Facebook page that Avianca will be the sole brand for the AviancaTaca Holding.
The following companies will be branded as Avianca:
Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca and Tampa Cargo S.A., Colombia; Aerolíneas Galápagos Aerogal S.A Ecuador and all Grupo TACA airlines: TACAInternacional Airlines S.A. El Salvador, Líneas Aéreas Costarricences S.A. LACSA, Transamerican Airlines S.A.(TACA Perú) Perú, Aviateca S.A.,
mvecchi4 From Venezuela, joined Apr 2012, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4714 times:
I don't consider myself an authority on the subject but this is my appreciation from what I've read.
It is my understanding that eventually, Avianca Brazil will become a part of AviancaTaca, ergo the rebranding of OceanAir in 2010 (they use the brand for free) however, it may be a complex process to fully integrate it into AviancaTaca given that the owner of AV Brasil is Synergy and AviancaTaca is Synergy + Kingston (Kriete Family from TACA).
The same thing happens with Avianca Ecuardor (Formerly VIP) whose owner is Synergy.
At the very end, German Efromovich's intention apparently is to fully integrate those airlines into Avianca and increase competition for LATAM for a big/strong latin american brand. His strategy seems to be paying off as far as I'm concerned.
I'm happy with this change. TA is a great airline I've flown a few times, but that's the way the cookie crumbles in the airline world I guess...
Well, I happen to be a slave to Star Alliance, so I fly TAM often as I have an apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Since they are leaving Star, I will still have LH, LX, TP to Europe, so that part is covered for me, however the TAM JFK to GIG will be a bummer to loose. So I stick to United. But I would LOVE to see Avianca grow fast, have more options on the Ponte Area between RJ and SP. And if they could match most of TAM's European routes that would be a good option.
I'd love to see Avianca 777's or A350's or 787's!
The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
CRFLY From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4510 times:
So sad to see the brand TACA going, as we saw the brand LACSA going a couple of years ago! But recently, TACA is a true example of hard working, listening to frequent fliers and adapting an airline to the regional travelers' needs, with a state-of-the-art fleet, record on-time performance and awarded flight crews and service... I just hope the new Avianca will maintain the service standards and on-time performance... Welcome Avianca to our little world in Central America!
AwysBSB From Brazil, joined Sep 2005, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
Standardizing the brand is much easier than growing the holding.
Avianca is a strong world-wide known and unmodified name, and focusing on it is the best thing they could do for now.
However, they had better preserving the brand TACA in regional routes in Central America and in Caribbean, where it is stronger than the brand Avianca.
troest From Denmark, joined Mar 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
Quoting turk223 (Reply 11): Not sure if this question was answered before, but will all the airlines to receive the Avianca branding also get interior chnage-outs to match Avianca's? I hope so... I really like uniformity!
All airlines in AviancaTaca Holding will have same interior. The interior for the narrow-body fleet will have leather seats, PTVs, and mood lightning in Business and Economy class.
mvecchi4 From Venezuela, joined Apr 2012, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
Quoting troest (Reply 13): The interior for the narrow-body fleet will have leather seats, PTVs, and mood lightning in Business and Economy class
I'm pretty sure this will take some time. They've taken the planes left by the former Mexicana and those do not have the PTV (for instance), but I'm sure they will be standard through the fleet in the future.
Well, one comfort is that it wasn't bought out by COPA.
COPA is okay, but TACA is surprisingly the true rising star in Central America.
Don't take it negatively. It's going to happen as the final process of the merger.
AVIANCA may improve even better. They have LAN to fight against, especially with LIM as a major battleground and BOG in their very own backyard with LAN COLOMBIA just started not long ago.
So will they form a AVIANCA PERU regional division for all the internal flights within Peru that TACA operates now?
Most likely they will need to do this!
J.I. Tsui, American Advantage Member, United Mileage Plus (Premier)
SJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4488 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2532 times:
Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 17): So will they form a AVIANCA PERU regional division for all the internal flights within Peru that TACA operates now
I only visualize the Avianca brand performing the current domestic flights operated by TACA in Peru.
The TACA PERU brand is not visible anymore in their planes. However, the TACA PERU designator is even available in their flights: domestic and internationally.
For what I know it will be for the A319s and A320s.
Quoting troest (Reply 13): I'm pretty sure this will take some time. They've taken the planes left by the former Mexicana and those do not have the PTV (for instance), but I'm sure they will be standard through the fleet in the future.
Not sure exactly what will happen with the ex-Mexicana planes. Either change interior or return to lessor when AV recieves more planes.