Avianca adds new El Salvador flight at OAK

Oakland, Calif. – September 7, 2023: Avianca Airlines announced that it will commence four times weekly seasonal service from Oakland International Airport to San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL). Service will begin December 11, 2023 through January 29, 2024. The airline will operate the Airbus A320 NEO seating 180 passengers on the route featuring Premium, Economy Plus and Economy. Seats are now on sale at

The winter flights will follow the schedule below:

-Depart OAK 11:00 PM – Arrive SAL 6:30 AM (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

-Depart SAL 5:45 PM – Arrive OAK 9:50 PM (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

“We’re thrilled to welcome a new international carrier at OAK, especially one like Avianca with a rich history of service for more than a century.’ said Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “The new service creates opportunities to build upon family connections between those in both regions. It also makes it much easier for business travelers and tourists to connect closer to their destinations.”

Founded in 1919 as the flag carrier for Columbia, Avianca S.A. is a Spanish acronym for Aerovias del Continente Americano S.A., or “Airways of the American Continent.” It is the oldest carrier in the Americas and is the second largest carrier in Latin America region where it flies to more destinations than any other carrier. Its global headquarters are in Bogota, Colombia and its main hubs are at Bogota and San Salvador.

Besides strengthening connectivity for the Latin community, Avianca also seeks to boost tourism to the Central American region. The OAK flights are timed to connect with other destinations from SAL including San Jose (Costa Rica), Guatemala City, and Managua.

Travelers can book their tickets now at


AVIANCA GROUP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED includes Avianca-Star Alliance member-, LifeMiles and Avianca Cargo. In passenger transportation and with more than 102 years of continuous operation since 1919, Avianca is the leading airline in Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and has one of the largest airline operations in Latin America with 130 routes, 3,800 weekly flights and a fleet of more than 110 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, connecting to around 65 destinations in the Americas and Europe. More than 10 million members and 450 allied brands are part of its loyalty program, LifeMiles, one of the largest in the region. In cargo transportation, Avianca Cargo is a leader in the region and is the main airline in different markets in the Americas. It serves more than 50 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A330 freighters, along with its operation in passenger aircraft bellies. Avianca successfully emerged from Chapter 11 at the end of 2021 and today, has a team of more than 12,000 people committed to providing safe, convenient, affordable and friendly service to its customers. More information is available at

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