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About Taca Airlines

Taca Airlines merged with Avianca in 2013. Now, all TACA Airlines flights are operated under the Avianca name, as Avianca El Salvador.

TACA Airlines, sometimes referred to as TACA Airlines International, was the name for Avianca El Salvador, part of the Avianca family. It is one of Avianca's seven nationally branded airlines, the brand of which has been in operation for 75 years. Prior to its incorporation into Avianca, the owned and operated five other airlines in Central America, and its name was originally an acronym meaning Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos (Central American Air Transport), but this was changed to Transportes Aéreos del Continente Americano(Air Transport of the American Continent), reflecting its expansion to North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. The El Salvadoran airline merged into Avianca in 2013, however, before this, it was considered the second oldest continuously operating airline brand in Central America behind Cubana de Aviación. The merger between the airline and Avianca started in 2009 and for four years, it operated as AviancaTACA Holdings, until in 2013 when the merger completed and the airline began operating as Avianca. Now as Avianca El Salvador, they fly to 27 destinations across North, Central and South America including but not limited to: Belize City, Bogota, Cali, Medellin, San Jose, Havana, Guayaquil, Quito, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Mexico City, Lima, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco. For other airlines flying similar routes, please visit our Tropic Air or Maya Island Air pages.



TACA was made up of seven different airlines that all operated from Central America and South America. These airlines were TACA International Airlines, Aviateca, Regional, Lacsa, Isleńa Airlines, TACA Peru and TACA Regional. 


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Hub Airport

Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport

TACA airlines was based at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport and operated the airport's first ever flight with a service from El Salvador to Guatemala City. Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport is one of the busiest airports in all of South America and has been in an expansion period since 2014. When the airport has been fully expanded in 2032, it's estimated to be able to carry 6.6million passengers per year. Since TACA Airlines merged with Avianca and became Avianca El Salvador, the airline has continued to use Monseńor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport as its hub airport.


Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport

Credit: Mauricio G. Campos



Here are the TACA Airlines destinations, which are now operated by Avianca El Salvador:

      Belize   Belize City  
      Colombia   Bogota  
      Costa Rica   San Jose  
      Cuba   Havana  
      Ecuador   Guayaquil  
      El Salvador   San Salvador  
      Guatemala   Guatemala City  
      Honduras   Roatan  
          San Pedro Sula  
      Mexico   Cancun  
          Mexico City  
      Nicaragua   Managua  
      Panama   Panama City  
      Peru   Lima  
      United States   Boston  
          Los Angeles  
          New York City  
          San Francisco  
          Washington, D.C.  



About Avianca (formely TACA Airlines)

Avianca has been the national carrier of Colombia since 1919 and is part of the Synergy Group that incorporates Ocean Air (Brazil) and VIP (Ecuador). Avianca flies to many destinations in Colombia including: Armenia, Barrancabermeja, Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cucuta, Florencia, Ibague, Leiticia, Manizales, Medellin, Monteria, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Popayan, Riohacha, San Andres, Santa Marta, Tumaco, Valledupar, Villavicencio and Yopal.


Avianca Subsidiaries

Aerogal Avianca Ecuador

Avianca Argentina

Avianca Brasil

Avianca Costa Rica


TACA Airlines, now Avianca, offers both online and airport check-in. For full check-in information, visit the check-in information found on the Avianca page.



For full information on TACA Airlines Baggage, please visit the baggage section on the Avianca page. 


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