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.
At the other end of the 2,614-kilometre route in Santiago, a cake was made to welcome the new service. The route will be flown on a mixture of A330-200s and A320s