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by pipeafcr
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair to BOG
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Egyptair to BOG

It was a charter carrying Colombian troops from and to the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula. The Colombian Ministry of Defense usually relief troops via commercial flights or, more rarely, using their own metal. Since the Colombian border is closed until ...

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by pipeafcr
Wed May 27, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60276

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Well this is sad. I can also see the Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and ultimately Colombia subsidiaries getting scrapped. And about all those preaching MIA feed by AA will be key when things re-open, Latin America - South Florida traffic is almost 100% O/D. Sure, a couple of connections to MSP and C...

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by pipeafcr
Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60276

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Well this is sad. I can also see the Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and ultimately Colombia subsidiaries getting scrapped. And about all those preaching MIA feed by AA will be key when things re-open, Latin America - South Florida traffic is almost 100% O/D. Sure, a couple of connections to MSP and C...

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by pipeafcr
Sat May 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60276

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Latin America is a mess. Winter is coming there and things are getting really bad. .... the US is a mess. Anyways if you pay attention to the news you’ll know that this virus is not highly affected by the climate. What is worrisome is that all those states like TX and which have opened earlier will...

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by pipeafcr
Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60276

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

We could see the liquidation of a national subsidiary. IMO it would be LATAM Colombia

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by pipeafcr
Wed May 20, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 220053

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.eltiempo.com/politica/gobie ... nio-497312 (in Spanish)
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Colombia to maintain domestic and international civil air operations closed at least until June 30th. Humanitarian and repatriation flights are exempt.

https://www.eltiempo.com/politica/gobie ... nio-497312 (in Spanish)

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by pipeafcr
Wed May 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME flies for bankruptcy.
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: TAME flies for bankruptcy.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446459
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Difference between bankruptcy and liquidation, anyways this is already being discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446459

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 15, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 220053

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/05 ... lines.html
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LATAM to lay off 1,400 employees in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/05 ... lines.html

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by pipeafcr
Thu May 14, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117447

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

As expected from the initial declaration that DL will emerge as a smaller carrier. This is only the beginning, and this is only one airline. I am sure DL will proceed to retire other aircraft that we currently don't expect

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by pipeafcr
Tue May 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7756

Re: What happened to Antonov?

What are the chances that we could see Antonov merging with Airbus' defense division or working in joint projects like Leonardo and BAE have done?

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by pipeafcr
Tue May 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas

I've always wondered why they maintained two separate operations and brands. It reminds me of how Avianca used to own and operate SAM independently. Well, if it leads to more efficiencies and synergies, then all the better. Austral was more of a regional venture, unlike SAM which at the time was di...

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by pipeafcr
Tue May 05, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing and Mitsubishi possible Partners??
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Boeing an d Mitsubishi possible Partners??

It's only wishful thinking, for some, however Boeing has no money and it first needs to guarantee its own survival

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by pipeafcr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Mainline back to Bogota
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Air Canada Mainline back to Bogota

Same with other leisure destinations like Cancun, Punta Cana, and Montego Bay. It is likely that Rouge will take it back on after the crisis but it should maintain BOG as mainline with the idea of offering a more up to par service with Avianca

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by pipeafcr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336763

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Colombia will close it's international borders to all travelers, including citizens, for a period of 30 days effective March 23 at midnight. Only domestic flights, for the moment being, will be allowed at Colombian airports. This is troublesome since it's one of the largest connection hubs in the r...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336763

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Colombia will close it's international borders to all travelers, including citizens, for a period of 30 days effective March 23 at midnight. Only domestic flights, for the moment being, will be allowed at Colombian airports. This is troublesome since it's one of the largest connection hubs in the re...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

What would this mean for Iceland, Norway etc etc who are not part of the EU? is their flying still as planned? Good question. We need to know this. Same goes for Turkey. Are they banned too? Turkey isn’t part of the EU nor european union so they’re not under any restriction The EU and the european ...

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by pipeafcr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8416

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

It would be nice to see MDE being added back to its route network, especially with the new LATAM deal

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by pipeafcr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 5173

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

State run airlines, specially in the developing world, are essential. Colombia is a great example for this. You have a well established air market however there are destinations which are difficult to reach via road and are not profitable for commercial airlines to operate. Said destinations are cov...

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by pipeafcr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17355

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

This will only cause further development of key industries outside the US scope Sure - engine building and aircraft building is easy. Anybody can do it! It's simple economics, when there's a demand someone is going to come in to fulfill it. I'm sure China is able to develop any industry by this poi...

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by pipeafcr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17355

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

This will only cause further development of key industries outside the US scope

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by pipeafcr
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10446

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

I'm guessing now that AC is staring YUL-BOG, AV has no plans to launch it anymore? Interesting enough AV will not fly to YUL but rather YYZ. They recently applied and received approval to launch non-stop operations from BOG Have they actually obtained approval? I believe the flight is not selling. ...

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by pipeafcr
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2350

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

yulexpansion wrote:
It's announced, but not selling. How do we know if this will materialize? AV had previously also announced YUL, yet they are not flying.


YUL was shelved most probably because AC Rouge is starting it instead

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by pipeafcr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10446

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

alexdelzotto1 wrote:
I'm guessing now that AC is staring YUL-BOG, AV has no plans to launch it anymore?


Interesting enough AV will not fly to YUL but rather YYZ. They recently applied and received approval to launch non-stop operations from BOG

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by pipeafcr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces Barranquilla and Bucaramanga from FLL
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Spirit announces Barranquilla and Bucaramanga from FLL

BGA is also relatively close to the Venezuelan border and may even be used by Venezuelans unable to find flights to/from their country

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by pipeafcr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces Barranquilla and Bucaramanga from FLL
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Spirit announces Barranquilla and Bucaramanga from FLL

BGA is a surprise but a welcomed one. If AXM worked im sure bga will too

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by pipeafcr
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28797

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Not sure, am amazed at how A.net cheers every problem at Boeing. Another A vs B battle (and of course A is far better - B is BAD). Boeing will take a number of months more to get the MAX RTS, the 777X will have its first flight soon. New programs are shelved until further notice, will come back onc...

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by pipeafcr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to retire its last remaining A340-300
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Re: AR to retire its last remaining A340-300

niconet wrote:
How will they replace these 2 A340-300s? Is there any news?


Not getting replaced, their current A332s will have to cover their exit

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by pipeafcr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca 100 years old today - Dec 5th
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Avianca 100 years old today - Dec 5th

From Barranquilla to Latin America and the world (much like Shakira)! Avianca has shown resilience and has been through way worse crisis, I doubt that they will stop flying any time soon.

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by pipeafcr
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9296

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

The islands do sell themselves as being a gateway from South America to Africa and strong cultural links to South America. Gateway? I think the only recent flight from the canarias to South America was from a venezuelan airline I am from South America There is no cultural link between South America...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca cancels LIM-MVD/ASU/CUN
Replies: 19
Views: 2982

Re: Avianca cancels LIM-MVD/ASU/CUN

It's also rumored that LIM-PUJ will be canceled and that an additional frequency will be added to the BOG-PUJ route

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by pipeafcr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart to begin flights from Chile to Colombia
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: JetSmart to begin flights from Chile to Colombia

Looks like they are targeting the Colombian expat community in Chile. They should have looked at CTG as well

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by pipeafcr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia postpones A350 deployment on the MAD-BOG route
Replies: 34
Views: 10099

Re: Iberia postpones A350 deployment on the MAD-BOG route

I wonder why did IB not plan replacing the A346 on the MAD-GRU route by the A350 yet? GIG is on a A332 which is more thna fine given the actual yields and the fact that their A332s are quite new. But why doens't GRU gets a replacement? Because other markets in South America are more important to Ib...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

It's also starting Asuncion around the same dates

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by pipeafcr
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124461

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Does this mean that Qantas May move back to EZE? Oh how the the turned tables

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by pipeafcr
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca painting airplane to commemorate 100 years!
Replies: 12
Views: 3015

Re: Avianca painting airplane to commemorate 100 years!

I never thought I would see the day that Avianca went for a retrofit livery! The 747 does seem like the freshest option

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by pipeafcr
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Rouge launching year round flights between Montreal and Bogota
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: Air Canada - Rouge launching year round flights between Montreal and Bogota

It seems like the route was coordinated with Avianca according to the official statement: https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-09-18-Air-Canada-To-Begin-Year-Round-Flights-From-Montreal-to-Bogota-Colombia Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada's extensive network at its Mo...

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by pipeafcr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16145

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

JESUS. They are in such a mess. It needs to besides Ebramovich though. Their entire commercial team is a joke. Sack all of them, and start again. I hope the new CEO is good. Saludos, Alex Kriete knows what he is doing. He used to run TACA before they merged with Avianca. If he knew what he was doin...

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by pipeafcr
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4074

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

100% political purposes. What purposes would those be? Has Colombia even signed on to big Belt and Road initiatives? Has China committed $10+ billion in infrastructure projects? Mining investments of similar size? BOG-PEK is just one of those 'Can't get there from here' airport pairs. A Great Circl...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 6343

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

LTCM wrote:
Economic markets are defined by business connections, culture, history, and political cooporation.

All of which put Israel in Europe


With this logic, the western hemisphere might as well be European as well. :bored:

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by pipeafcr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Cargo & HSV
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Latam Cargo & HSV

You pretty much said it all, no new news on whether they are still operating the route but when they did, they did it from BOG

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by pipeafcr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

a350lover wrote:
Bogota is one of the known as "hot and high" destinations of the Iberia network


Not hot, just high

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by pipeafcr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Re: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route

"Without an approved JBA, it makes it difficult for LATAM to profitably serve the Miami-Bogota market. Allowing us to collude will allow LATAM to re-enter the market." It's interesting that they mention the JV since the Colombian government did approve the agreement and AA mentioned that ...

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by pipeafcr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 3002

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

What other Western country airlines that the majority shares belong to the government? Depends on your definition of a Western country, if you include Latin America, Argentina is a good example that comes to mind. Also, the Latvian government owns the majority of Air Baltic and the Polish governmen...

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 31, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca/Synergy continues to unravel: the latest from Avianca Argentina
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Avianca/Synergy continues to unravel: the latest from Avianca Argentina

AV Holdings has been able to maintain its status quo but Synergy’s worsening situation is worrisome. For the sake of mainline AV, Synergy should sell their majority stake in AVH or divest and pay off their debts in Brazil and Argentina.

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out
Replies: 21
Views: 4635

Re: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out

Oh boy...I saw this coming. Though, what's next. Will Kriete head AV as whole or separate the Central American portion like he wanted to do for several years after he and Efromovich butted heads. Also, Kriete has invested in Volaris Costa Rica...will he try to bring Volaris into the fold... Like so...

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by pipeafcr
Fri May 24, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 63
Views: 9602

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Per a Routers article, LATAM may still seek to pursue the agreement between its subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay as those are the countries where the JV was approved.

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by pipeafcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6476

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Aeromexico is also suspending their new route to BCN in W19/20. BCN to LatAm is low yielding and seasonal. Not necessarily, AV has been doing the route year round for years and has been very successful. I'm not sure what they are doing differently from anybody else on that market but they are thriv...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

Hernan ideas weren't bad at all. But as a personal opinion, he had a lack of industry knowledge. Probably we will see Gerardo Grajales coming as a CEO soon. He used to be CFO when Villegas was the CEO, and he recently got a new role in the company as "Chief Transformation Officer", that w...

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by pipeafcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings CEO is out
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

Re: Avianca Holdings CEO is out

I believe the only routes remaining that started under Rincon's leadership are LHR and VVC. MVD, BOS, ORD ended up being cancelled.

Furthermore, Colombia's financial regulatory agency reported yesterday the sale of Avianca Holding's assets in Central America

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