Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) is acquiring this former Boeing 757-200 of AeroGal (Aerolineas Galapagos) (Quito). The pictured 757-2K2 HC-CIY (msn 26635) is seen arriving at Southend (near London) on May 6 for preparations to become G-LSAN with Jet2.
The aircraft has been in storage as AeroGal replaced the Boeing 757s with Airbus A319s and A320s.
Copyright Photo: Airbus A320-214 F-WWIF (msn 4379) at Toulouse on a test flight will become HC-CJM on delivery.
AeroGal (Aerolineas Galapagos) (Quito) will soon take delivery of its first Airbus A320 through the Synergy Group. A new commercial agreement between AeroGal and the Synergy Group will permit the airline to receive new aircraft that will allow for expansion to new destinations. Synergy’s Avianca currently controls 81% of the stock but AeroGal will retain its brand.
Avianca’s (Bogota) CEO German Efromovich gave an interview in Spanish to the Colombian newspaper La Republica. In the interview the CEO talked about the Avianca-TACA merger and what would happen to subsidiaries OceanAir and AeroGal. OceanAir will assume the Avianca brand in Brazil while AeroGal will retain its own brand in Ecuador.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.
Grupo TACA (TACA International) (Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano) (San Salvador) and Avianca (Aerovias del Continente Americano) (Bogota) and all of the subsidiary airlines within the two groups will be merged into one single holding company. The Avianca owners (National Federation of Colombia Coffee Growers and the Synergy Group) will control two-thirds of the new holding company. The Grupo TACA owners will control the remaining one-third of the shares of the new holding company. All airlines will retain their independent brands (however Avianca was consolidating its brands) but each will become subsidiaries of the new holding company.