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Avianca 777's?  
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1413 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1815 times:

I heard a rumor that said Avianca was going to purchase 777-300's for use on their Bogota-NY route, replacing the 767's currently used on this route. Can anybody verify/deny this report? Thanks.


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User currently offlineRavi From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1709 times:

Avianca only uses B767-200s, does it not? Therefore, the B777-300 is a 100% increase of capacity compared to its little brother. I doubt, then, that your report can be verified.

User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1709 times:


I wish they did, but I really don't think thats true.
Avianca is not in a good financial position to order any new type of aircraft. As a matter of fact they are looking for a new American investor in order to enhance service. Avianca is doing well with those 767-200's and 767-300's for the New York, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, & London routes.

The airlines in that part of the region are not doing to well. I just heard that Avensa of Venezuela is looking for an investor because it needs $23 million dollars in order to pay outstanding lease payments on some of it's aircraft. I thought they were doing well with those
DC-10-30's on the Caracas to Rome, Milan, Madrid, Lisbon & Oporto routes, but I think they might be going into trouble?


User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

AV just took another 762 from Transbrasil.

User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

I have to echo the sentiments of the other who have posted messages here. Avianca in in no financial posiiton to purchase, or lease for that matter, any new aircraft. I understand the temporary lease fort he Transbrasil 762 is to increase capacity on flights to/from Miami, so that they can take there smaller MD-80s off routes to Barranquilla and Cartagena.

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