The financially troubled Avianca Brasil was forced to cancel more than 1,045 flights this week after it had to return 18 aircraft to leasing agencies. Avianca Brasil filed for bankruptcy protection in December after failing to pay leases on its aircraft.
The airline, formerly known as Ocean Air, has licensed the name Avianca since 2010 from Colombian carrier Avianca Holdings SA. They are separate companies but with the same owners. A company representative from Avianca’s headquarters in Colombia stressed that the Brazilian company is independent from Avianca Holdings group, both operationally and financially.
Because of Avianca Brasil’s ongoing financial instability, Air Canada has issued waivers for passengers who have tickets which include a flight on Avianca Brasil. The waiver is valid for travel through Aug. 31.
Other airlines may also offer flexible rebooking options for tickets that include Avianca Brasil segments.
Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.