Avianca was founded in 1919 and is the national airline of Colombia. Avianca is the Spanish acronym for Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. The leading airline in Latin America, operates from its main hub at El Dorado International Airport (Avianca Colombia). Avianca currently flies to more than 60 destinations around the world. It has codeshare agreements with AeroGal, Air Canada, Iberia, Lufthansa, Satena, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Starting in 2012, the airline will have codeshare agreements with more airlines. In 2010, the airline was invited to become a member of the Star Alliance, a global alliance of airlines.
Avianca's destinations include Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Mexico, the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, France, Spain and the UK. Within Colombia, the airline flies to Armenia, Bogotá, Cali, Cucuta, Ibagué, Manizales, Montería, Medellín, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Riohacha, San Andrés, Santa Marta, Tumaco, Valledupar and more.