A gate celebration was held at San Salvador Airport on 17 August to celebrate Avianca’s inaugural service to Boston, a route that the Star Alliance member will operate four times weekly. No other airline offers direct flights on the 3,652-kilometre sector, a city pair which Avianca is planning to serve using its fleet of A319s and A320s.
- Avianca launched flights from San Salvador (SAL) to Boston (BOS) on 17 August. The Star Alliance member will operate the 3,652-kilometre sector four times weekly using its fleet of A319s and A320s, with no other carrier presently offering direct flights between the Central American capital and US city. Based on OAG Traffic Analyser data, an estimated 34,490 two-way passengers travelled indirectly between San Salvador and Boston in 2017, making it the top unserved destination in the US from the El Salvador capital. As a result of this route opening, Boston becomes the 11th city in the US to be served by Avianca from San Salvador, with it already operating flights to Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Miami, New York’s JFK and Newark, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington Dulles based on OAG schedules for S18. As Boston is now added to the list of served destinations in the US, the next leading unserved market in the country from San Salvador is Las Vegas, with an indirect market size of 16,700 passengers in 2017. See how the FTWAs from San Salvador and Boston compare to others from around the world.