Colombia’s premier airline, Avianca, has recorded a 9.7% jump in passenger demand over the first two months of 2013.
A 9.7% rise in passengers, up to 3.9 million during January and February, comes on the tail of increased air travel across Latin America in 2012. Avianca reported an 11.4% increase in passenger travel from 2012 to 2013 with Ecuador and Peru.
Global demand for air travel has been increasing despite the economic pain inflicted by the global financial crisis, and world passenger demand climbed 6% in 2012, according to an Avianca investor’s statement. In Latin America, demand outpaced the global average over the same period, rising by 8.4%.
Avianca Holdings S.A. has one of the largest and most modern aircraft fleets in Latin America. The company is based in Panamá and has been in business since 1919, making it the oldest continuously operating airline company in the Western Hemisphere.
- Avianca y TACA transportaron cerca de 4 millones de pasajeros (El Espectador)
- Informe de Gestión 2012 (Avianca S.A.)