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    Avianca appeals injunction against $370m loan

    2020-09-16T18:43:00Z

    Colombia’s Avianca, which filed for bankruptcy protection in a New York court in May, has appealed an injunction preventing disbursement of a major loan needed to keep the company afloat.

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    Avianca secures $370m government loan commitment

    2020-08-31T14:40:00Z

    Colombia’s government has committed $370 million in aid to Avianca as part of a $2 billion financing package aimed at helping the struggling carrier weather the coronavirus downturn.

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    Latin American aviation’s coronavirus slumber far from over

    2020-08-19T17:37:00Z

    As the global aviation industry gets used to the idea that a rebound may take three years, the sector in Latin America is looking at a particularly difficult recovery, as airlines report staggering losses, borders remain closed and governments continue withholding aid.

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    More Latin American airlines could face liquidity shocks

    2020-05-26T21:44:00Z

    LATAM and Avianca are Latin America’s first carriers to file for bankruptcy protection amid the pandemic, but they are unlikely to be last considering the slow pace at which the region’s governments have implemented financial assistance programmes.

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    Avianca reorganisation begins

    2020-05-12T17:59:00Z

    Avianca says initial motions in the proceedings for reorganisation under its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing have been approved by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, allowing it to pay employees and creditors and maintain some operations.

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    Avianca to cut back fleet and close Peru division

    2020-05-11T06:56:00Z

    Latin American carrier Avianca is to shut down its Peruvian division, and cut back the fleet of other carriers, as part of the reshaping of the company being undertaken following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Avianca Holdings sought protection on 10 May in a joint filing covering ...

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    Avianca voluntarily files for Chapter 11 protection

    2020-05-10T20:04:00Z

    Latin American operator Avianca is voluntarily filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a New York court, to give the company time to re-organise its business. Avianca Holdings says the filing request, with the Southern District of New York bankruptcy court, is “necessary” given the “unpredictable impact” of the ...

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    Avianca ceases domestic flights through mid-April

    2020-03-24T18:43:00Z

    Avianca has suspended domestic flights through at least 12 April, citing the Colombian federal government’s closing of the country’s airspace, which commences 25 March.

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    A319 upset included altitude loss and overspeed

    2020-02-07T11:39:00Z

    Investigators have disclosed that an in-flight upset involving an Avianca Airbus A319 resulted in a 2,500ft loss of altitude. The aircraft had been operating a San Jose-Bogota flight and was cruising at 37,000ft, with the captain as the flying pilot, when the incident occurred. French investigation authority BEA, ...

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    Avianca directs cancellations at A321neo fleet

    2020-02-06T23:32:00Z

    Colombian carrier Avianca has cancelled or converted much of its Airbus A321neo order, switching some to the smaller A320neo variant. The change, listed in Airbus’s latest backlog revision, follows a previous cancellation of 62 A320neos by Avianca’s parent company Synergy Aerospace. Synergy wiped out its A320neo orders in ...

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    Avianca latest to probe relationship with Airbus

    2020-02-03T20:04:00Z

    Colombian carrier Avianca has engaged a law firm to conduct an independent internal investigation into its relationship with Airbus, after the airline was linked to the extensive probe into alleged bribery involving the airframer. French authorities have disclosed that Airbus orders from airlines including Avianca, Air Arabia, Korean Air, ...

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    Avianca crew hospitalised after A319 diversion

    2020-01-24T09:31:00Z

    Four occupants of an Avianca Airbus A319 have been hospitalised after an apparent turbulence incident and a diversion to Panama City. The aircraft had been operating the AV693 service from San Jose to Bogota on 23 January, says the carrier. Diversion of the flight, which had been operating ...

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    Avianca cancels 20 A320neo orders

    2020-01-07T16:59:00Z

    Colombian airline Avianca has cancelled 20 Airbus A320neo purchase commitments and delayed Airbus deliveries of A320neos until 2025, marking another step in the carrier’s financial transformation effort. “The company has reduced its firm commitments to 88 A320neo aircraft from 108,” Avianca says in a 7 January media release. “Previously ...

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    ​Avianca gives up on acquiring Aeromar

    2019-11-04T14:06:08Z

    Avianca has confirmed that it is no longer interested in buying Mexican regional operator Aeromar, as the Colombian carrier focuses on executing a strategic plan to restore profitability within its core business in its home country and Central America.

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    Latin American airlines embrace equity ties with larger carriers

    2019-10-29T18:49:14Z

    Leaders of Latin American carrier expressed optimism on 28 October about the increasingly common joint ventures and airline-airline equity investments, while also downplaying regional challenges as workaday hurdles.

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    Avianca to codeshare with Gol as it overhauls business

    2019-10-28T20:52:41Z

    Avianca has disclosed that it will begin a codesharing agreement with Brazil's domestic market leader Gol, further expanding the Colombian flag carrier's network in South America's largest aviation market as it moves forward from a challenging year.

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    Copa chief says three-way JV behind schedule

    2019-10-27T17:13:27Z

    ​The paperwork for anti-trust immunity for a joint venture between United Airlines, Panama's Copa Airlines and Colombia's Avianca will likely not be filed with regulators until next year, thus pushing back a potential start for the project to 2021 at the earliest, Copa's chief executive Pedro Heilbron said at the ...

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    Avianca returns to Honduras domestic market

    2019-07-03T15:22:29Z

    ​Avianca has resumed service between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, returning to the Honduran domestic market less than a year after abandoning it.

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    Banker quits Credit Suisse, takes CFO role at Avianca

    2019-06-26T20:11:57Z

    Adrian Neuhauser has left Credit Suisse to take over the head financial role at Avianca as the airline moves through a period of leadership turmoil.

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    Avianca names Van der Werff as new CEO

    2019-06-18T14:05:52Z

    ​Avianca has appointed former Aeromexico executive Anko van der Werff as its new chief executive, effective 15 July.