Avianca and United Airlines extended the existing code-share agreement, to include flights connecting Sydney with Bogotá.
The flight works for some days in both directions, and they are made with a stopover in Los Angeles, California. One way it operates only three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; It leaves from Bogotá with the Avianca airline, towards Los Angeles, where it connects with United Airlines to finally reach Sydney. While the return flight is offered daily by United, who operate from Sydney to San Francisco or Los Angeles and only being in Los Angeles, travelers can return to Bogotá with Avianca.
According to a statement issued by Avianca Holdings, travelers can fly with a single ticket, a single documentation process and a single baggage check both for the outbound and for the return. In addition, these journeys will allow travelers to earn miles in both the United Airlines MilagePlus program and the Avianca LifeMiles program.
Ana María Copete, director of Alliances of Avianca, affirmed that:
“according to the figures of Migration Colombia and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, during the last 5 years Australia has been the first issuer of travelers to Colombia in the region Pacific Asia“.
He added that around 50,000 Colombians decide to travel to that country through study, work and tourism, figures that added to the number of Australians residing in Colombian territory and the number of Colombian students studying in Australia, foresees that the extension of this shared code will contribute even more to the dynamism of the market between Australia and Latin America.
“Likewise, this extension provides Avianca with unprecedented reach, being the first time it reaches such a distant destination, through a shared code.“
Source: El Tiempo