Avianca received recognition as the most punctual global airline in the world in 2023

During the ceremony, Avianca unveiled an Airbus 320 aircraft with a livery commemorating this achievement

(Source: Avianca)

Avianca officially received the recognition that accredits it as the most punctual global airline in the world in 2023, by the aviation data firm Cirium.

Jeremy Bowen, executive president of Cirium, presented this distinction to the Avianca team, at an event that took place at the Simón Bolívar hangar in Bogotá, during which an airplane was unveiled with a livery commemorating this recognition.

“It requires a lot of effort and teamwork to carry out air operations on time taking into account all external factors: weather, personnel shortages, mechanical problems, among others. And, especially, in 2023 when demand increased. Furthermore, positions at the top of the rankings are often only fractions of a percentage apart. Avianca won the global category with an OTP of 85.73%, 0.2% higher than the second-place airline. But the change in Avianca's performance, from before the pandemic to how it is operating now, is what they should be most proud of. The 2023 OTP figure is more than 10% higher than in 2019 and 2% higher than in 2022. The change in trend is truly remarkable!” Bowen noted.

“Behind this achievement is the commitment of more than 14,000 people from the Avianca team who, in coordination with authorities and allies, work to ensure that our customers reach their destinations safely, on time and with their suitcases. And of course, we thank the more than 32 million passengers who trusted us to fly during 2023. We are proud of this recognition that puts us on a par with world-class airlines and Colombia as an international benchmark in the airline sector. aviation,” said Frederico Pedreira, CEO of Avianca.

During 2023, the airline obtained an on-time performance rate (OTP) of 85.73%, after occupying the first position in the global ranking (for airlines that operate in at least three regions) in May, June, August and September, and stay in the top five places consistently between February and October.

Currently, Avianca has a network of more than 140 routes that connect with 75 destinations in 25 countries in America and Europe.

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