Avianca Launches New Bogotá–Montreal Route

Avianca, one of Latin America’s largest carriers, has announced that it will launch direct service to Montreal from Bogotá. The 4x-weekly service is set to commence on March 31, 2024, in time for the carrier’s summer timetable.

Flights can already be booked through various channels, and as the airline is a Star Alliance partner, the route may also be booked through Aeroplan and other loyalty programs.

Avianca Launches New Montreal–Bogotá Route

Avianca will be launching new direct service between El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá (BOG) and Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). As it stands, the service is set to begin on March 31, 2024, right around the beginning of the airline’s summer timetable.

The Montreal–Bogotá flight is slated for 6 hours 14 minutes, while the Bogotá–Montreal flight is set to last 6 hours 45 minutes.

At the outset, service between the two cities will run four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

The planned flight times are as follows:

  • AV200 Bogotá (BOG) to Montreal (YUL), departing at 2:20pm and arriving at 10:05pm
  • AV201 Montreal (YUL) to Bogotá (BOG), departing at 11:25pm and arriving at 4:39am the next day

Avianca hasn’t indicated an end date for the route, which suggests that the flights aren’t planned to be seasonal.

The launch of this new route complements the existing service between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Bogotá (BOG), as well as between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and San Salvador (SAL).

Flights will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A320neo aircraft with an all-economy cabin.

Avianca narrowbody aircraft cabin

It’s worth noting that seats on Avianca’s narrowbody aircraft are all sold as economy seats, with the option to upgrade to a Plus or Premium seat.

Plus and Premium seats differ mostly by their placement in the cabin, as well as their legroom and recline. However, service and amenities are the same as any economy seat.

Avianca Premium seats on narrowbody aircraft

Note that Avianca only offers a buy-on-board menu on its narrowbody flights, regardless of duration.

Booking Avianca’s New Montreal–Bogotá Flights

Avianca’s Montreal–Bogotá flights are already bookable through various channels, including the airline’s website and app.

As a pan-Americas carrier, Avianca also markets connections from its Bogotá base, allowing passengers to book flights from Montreal to other South American hubs, such as São Paulo, Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, and Buenos Aires, amongst others.

Introductory fares from Montreal to Bogotá price out as low as $187 (CAD), as an XS fare with only a personal item.

As mentioned, Avianca is a Star Alliance airline, with flights accessible to programs, including Aeroplan, Avianca LifeMiles, ANA Mileage Club, Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, and United MileagePlus.

With Aeroplan, a flight between Montreal to Bogotá falls under the “Between North America and South America” chart.

The distance between the two cities measures roughly 2,807 miles, which means that we’d reference the second distance band for award pricing.

As expected, a one-way flight in economy between the two cities costs 30,000 points plus $126 (CAD) in taxes and fees.

For comparison, we value Aeroplan points at 2.1 cents per point (CAD), which would result in a value of roughly $630 (CAD) for 30,000 points.

However, when the same flight is purchased with cash, it costs $139–244 USD ($186–327 CAD), depending on the extras you’d like to pay for.

Therefore, with Avianca’s low-cost pricing structure and frequent promotions, you’re likely better off saving your points for a more valuable redemption, and booking with cash instead.

Of course, if fares are high due to peak travel season or last-minute bookings, a redemption is worth considering.


Avianca, one of Latin America’s biggest airlines, has announced a new route between Montreal and Bogotá. The 4x-weekly flights are set to commence on March 31, 2024, with no specified end date.

Flights will be serviced by narrowbody Airbus A320neo aircraft with no business class cabin. However, upgrades to Plus and Premium economy seats, which afford passengers extra space, recline, and legroom, are available for a fee.

Fares are already available on various booking channels, with introductory fares going for as low as $187 (CAD).

1 Comment
  1. David

    Finally, been waiting for this announcement for a while now. I’m glad they finally were able to start the route. The flight departure days and hours from Montreal are perfect.

    What about checked luggage benefits for booking an Aeroplan reward ticket?
    Also how many Aeroplan points would be earned on this flight? How can we know XS, S, L.. etc what earning % it will be?
    Access to Air Canada lounge?

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