Seen at the launch of Avianca Brazil’s new route to Santiago at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport on 7 August are: Frederico Pedreira, President of Avianca Brazil; José Efromovich, CEO of Avianca Brazil; João Pedro Pita, Head of Airline Business, Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport; and Tarcísio Gargioni, VP Marketing and Sales, Avianca Brazil.
At the other end of the 2,614-kilometre route in Santiago, a cake was made to welcome the new service. Seen posing with the baked beauty are: José Efromovich, CEO of Avianca Brazil; Javiera Cruz, Chilean Undersecretary of Tourism; Jaime Binder, Secretary General of the Civil Aeronautical Board of Chile; Nicolas Claude, Manager, Santiago Airport; and Carlos Duarte, Brazilian Ambassador to Chile. The route will be flown on a mixture of A330-200s and A320s.
- Avianca Brazil on 7 August began a twice-daily service between Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) and Santiago (SCL) in Chile, the carrier’s first route into the South American country. The airline’s morning rotation on the 2,614-kilometre sector will be operated by its fleet of A330-200s, while the evening service is currently scheduled to be flown on A320s. Avianca Brazil becomes the third airline to connect the two airports, with LATAM Airlines (56 weekly flights) and GOL (15) already operating the route. Santiago becomes Avianca Brazil’s second international destination from Guarulhos, with the other non-Brazilian route being to Miami. Currently the carrier is operating just one more international service from Brazil, with that being its weekly (Saturdays) link from Fortaleza to Bogota. See how Santiago Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.