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Boeing 747-200 - Avianca

Avianca, the national airline of Colombia and one of the leading airlines in South America, is one of the oldest airlines in the world, although it doesn't operate any more under its original name. The airline was founded in 1919 in Barranquila as Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transporte Aéreo, SCADTA (Colombian-German Society for Air Transportation) and its first aircraft was a Junkers F-13.

In 1940 SCADTA merged with SACO (Servicio Aéreo Colombiano) and the result was named Avianca (Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia). The name was later changed to Aerovias del Continente Americano, but the name Avianca remained.

Avianca became a widebody operator in 1976 when it started operating its first Jumbo Jet, a Boeing 747-100. In 1979 a second 747 was added to the fleet, this time a 747-200. In the early eighties Avianca acquired another three 747-100s, what makes a total of five aircraft. The last 747 left the fleet in 1988.

The photograph of the Avianca Boeing 747-100 is taken at Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport.

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