US Airways expands to Central and South America with Avianca codeshare agreement

US Airways (Phoenix) and Avianca (Colombia) (Bogota) have announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The airline also announced an expansion of its codeshare with TACA. US Airways customers will enjoy new access to destinations throughout Colombia with Avianca and expanded access in Central and South America with TACA, along with the convenience of a single-ticket purchase for a seamless travel experience and the ability to redeem status Dividend Miles for travel. Customers traveling on Avianca and TACA will also receive expanded access to the United States.  Both Avianca and TACA are subsidiaries of AviancaTaca Holdings.

US Airways customers will be able to connect to the Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin on Avianca. Conversely, Avianca customers in these cities will have access to US Airways’ hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and the airline’s focus city at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. All fights are available for sale starting December 21  for travel beginning on January 7, 2013.  Specific connection information is as follows:

New Connections for US Airways Customers on Avianca New Connections for Avianca Customers on US Airways
To Bogota, Colombia (BOG) from: To Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National (DCA) from:
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL)
  • New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK)
  • Orlando, Fla. (MCO)
  • FLL
  • MCO
To Medellin, Colombia (MDE) from: To Philadelphia (PHL) from:
  • JFK
  • Miami (MIA)
  • FLL
  • MIA
To Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ) from: To Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) from:
  • MIA
  • FLL
  • JFK
  • MIA
  • MCO
To Cali, Colombia (CLO) from: To Phoenix (PHX) from:
  • MIA
  • FLL
  • JFK
To Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) from:
  • MIA

US Airways will also be expanding its codeshare with TACA (San Salvador). With the expansion US Airways customers will now able to reach San Salvador, El Salvador and Guatemala City, Guatemala. TACA customers will have access to the US Airways’ hub cities. Specific codeshare information is as follows:

New Connections for US Airways Customers on TACA New Connections for TACA Customers on US Airways
To Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) from: To Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix from:
  • Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • ORD

Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A320-214 N109UW (msn 1065) departs the runway at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

US Airways: AG Slide Show

TACA: AG Slide Show

Avianca: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Airbus A319-115 N647AV (msn 3647) arrives at Washington (Dulles).