On Wednesday, Avianca revealed an Airbus A320 plane painted with a retro livery displaying the brand of the previous TACA (Transportes Aéreos del Continente Americano). This airline existed between 1931 and 2009 and merged with Avianca.
TACA in a retro livery
Immediately, the Colombian airline Avianca introduced its second plane with retro paintwork. It’s an Airbus A320 with registration quantity N567AV that now wears the livery of the Central American firm TACA, based in 1931. The primary retro plane was introduced throughout Avianca’s One centesimal anniversary in 2019 and had a commemorative paintwork from the Fifties.
The plane with the TACA livery will begin flying at present in Colombia and can function business flights from El Salvador subsequent yr as properly. Avianca mentioned that the portray strategy of the narrowbody jet took about 13 days, throughout which 30 technicians labored on the picture of some of the influential firms in Central American aviation historical past.
Adrian Neuhauser, President and Chief Govt Officer of Avianca, mentioned that the corporate acknowledges its origins and roots and is happy to honor that legacy as a result of it permits Avianca to be stronger and prouder than ever to proceed constructing the corporate. “We began this venture once we celebrated our One centesimal anniversary with the Avianca livery of the Fifties, and now we commemorate TACA,” he added.
The primary retro livery, a have a look at it
In September 2019, Avianca revealed an Airbus A320 painted with a particular 1950 livery and a emblem that mentioned “100 Avianca Airways”, celebrating the One centesimal anniversary of the corporate.
That yr, Avianca celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary (it was based on December 5, 1919). Avianca’s first identify was the Colombo-German Air Transport Society (SCADTA), and it supplied home providers all through Colombia. In 1940, SCADTA merged with Servicio Aéreo Colombiano (SACO), creating at present’s Avianca.
Avianca’s A320 with the One centesimal-anniversary livery has a registration quantity N284AV. It’s a 12 years outdated plane that at present operates principally home flights, though, for instance, it’s set to fly from Bogota to Miami this week, based on information by FlightRadar24.com.
In the meantime, Avianca’s Airbus A320 with a TACA livery was delivered to Avianca in February 2011. It’s set to function principally home flights for the following few days, though it’ll go to Mexico Metropolis on November 2, overlaying the flight AV34 from Medellín.
A short historical past of TACA
TACA was a Central American airline based in Tegucigalpa within the Thirties by Lowell Yerex, a New Zealand billionaire. A couple of years later, the airline moved its headquarters to El Salvador, the place it grew, making a regional model well-known among the many flying public. It competed towards the Costa Rican airline LACSA till TACA acquired LACSA in 1995, and each airways merged beneath the Salvadorian model.
In 2009, Avianca and TACA stunned everybody after they introduced they might merge, with the target of making a single airline beneath one highly effective model and the second most vital provider within the Americas.
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