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Avianca Airlines receives recognition as 2023’s Most Punctual Global Airline


Avianca obtained this recognition after achieving a punctuality rate of 85.73% last year.

MIAMI – Avianca Airlines officially received recognition from the aviation data firm Cirium, which accredits it as the most punctual global airline in 2023.

Jeremy Bowen, executive president of Cirium, personally presented this distinction to the Avianca team at a celebration held at the Simón Bolívar hangar in Bogotá. The event also featured the unveiling of an airplane with a commemorative livery highlighting this award.


Avianca unveiled an Airbus A320 aircraft with a livery commemorating this achievement during the ceremony.

“It requires a lot of effort and teamwork to carry out air operations on time considering all external factors: weather, personnel shortages, mechanical problems, among others. And, especially in 2023, when demand increased. Furthermore, positions at the top of the rankings are often only fractions of a percentage apart. Avianca won the global category with an OTP of 85.73%, 0.2% higher than the second-place airline. But they should be most proud of the change in Avianca’s performance from before the pandemic to how it operates now. The 2023 OTP figure is more than 10% higher than in 2019 and 2% higher than in 2022. The change in trend is truly remarkable!” Bowen noted.

“Behind this achievement is the commitment of more than 14,000 people from the Avianca team who, in coordination with authorities and allies, work to ensure that our customers reach their destinations safely, on time, and with their suitcases,” said Frederico Pedreira, CEO of Avianca. “And, of course, we thank the more than 32 million passengers who trusted us to fly during 2023. We are proud of this recognition that puts us on a par with world-class airlines positioning Colombia as an international benchmark”.

In 2023, the airline obtained an on-time performance rate (OTP) of 85.73% after occupying the first-place global ranking in May, June, August, and September and remaining among the first five places consecutively between February and October.

Currently, Avianca has a network of more than 140 routes connecting 75 destinations in 25 countries in America and Europe.

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