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Encyclopedia > Grupo TACA
Grupo TACA
IATA
TA
ICAO
TAI
Callsign
TACA
Founded 1931
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program Distancia
Member lounge Salones VIP
Fleet size 37 (+20)
Destinations 50+
Parent company Grupo TACA
Headquarters San Salvador, El Salvador
Key people Roberto Kriete (CEO), Alfredo Schildknecht (President),
Website: http://www.taca.com

Grupo Taca is the flag carrier of El Salvador, comprised of a group of five combined Central American airlines. Originally an acronym of Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos (Central American Air Transport), it now stands for Transportes Aéreos del Continente Americano (Air Transport of the American Continent), reflecting its expansion to North, Central and South America. It flies to 21 different countries. IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Comalapa International Airport (IATA airport code: SAL), also known as El Salvador International Airport, is located about 30 miles from San Salvador, El Salvador. ... LIM redirects here. ... Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is located in Alajuela about 20 km from San José, Costa Rica. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... La Aurora International Airport (IATA: GUA, ICAO: MGGT) serves Guatemala City, Guatemala and is located 6km south of Guatemala Citys centre. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport or La Mesa International Airport (IATA: SAP, ICAO: MHLM) is located 11 km from the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... For other uses, see San Salvador (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ...


The five airlines are:

Lacsa is the only airline of the group that still operates flights with its own flight numbers. Its hub is at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica. TACA Peru is now an important member of the group. It operates to TACA, flights to Perú and South America. Aviateca was the state airline of Guatemala, based in Guatemala City. ... Lacsa, or Lineas Aereas Costarricenses SA, is the national airline of Costa Rica, founded in 1946. ... Nicaragüense de Aviacion (NICA) was an airline based in Nicaragua. ... Lacsa, or Lineas Aereas Costarricenses SA, is the national airline of Costa Rica, founded in 1946. ... Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is located in Alajuela about 20 km from San José, Costa Rica. ... Nickname: Location of San José Canton between provinces Coordinates: , Country Province Canton San José Canton Founded circa. ...


Taca's logo is five golden macaws flying in formation, representing the five original constituent airlines. Each airline flies similar aircraft in similar paint schemes, but retains its own name on the fuselage. Genera Ara Anodorhynchus Cyanopsitta Primolius Orthopsittaca Diopsittaca For other uses, see Macaw (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Service

A TACA Plane in modern livery.
An Airbus A320 departing from Toulouse, France
A TACA Airbus A321 arriving at Mexico City, Juarez International Airport, Mexico
The TACA Logo goes through many alternative colorings. This logo is common on the livery of planes. However, the logo also on this page is also used by TACA International Airlines, and serve as the primary colors for kiosks in airports.

Taca has scheduled flights to some airports in the Western Hemisphere, but it also has charter flights from Juan Santamaría International Airport to Cancún International Airport and to San Andres, Colombia. Its three flight hubs or "Centros de Conexiones" are:[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 795 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (894 × 674 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 795 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (894 × 674 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 789 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 912 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An Airbus A320 departing from Toulouse, Blagnac, France Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 789 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 912 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An Airbus A320 departing from Toulouse, Blagnac, France Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Midi-Pyrénées Department Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004) City Statistics Land... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 595 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 761 pixel, file size: 77 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A TACA Airbus A321 arriving at Mexico City, Juarez International Airport, Mexico. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 595 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 761 pixel, file size: 77 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A TACA Airbus A321 arriving at Mexico City, Juarez International Airport, Mexico. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... The Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixelsFull resolution (1018 × 665 pixel, file size: 51 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A TACA Boeing 737 landing at Miami International Airport. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixelsFull resolution (1018 × 665 pixel, file size: 51 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A TACA Boeing 737 landing at Miami International Airport. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is located in Alajuela about 20 km from San José, Costa Rica. ... Cancún International Airport (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

Taca's headquarters are in San Salvador, El Salvador, moving from New Orleans in 1982.[2] Comalapa International Airport (IATA airport code: SAL), also known as El Salvador International Airport, is located about 30 miles from San Salvador, El Salvador. ... For other uses, see San Salvador (disambiguation). ... LIM redirects here. ... For other uses, see Lima (disambiguation). ... Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is located in Alajuela about 20 km from San José, Costa Rica. ... Nickname: Location of San José Canton between provinces Coordinates: , Country Province Canton San José Canton Founded circa. ... For other uses, see San Salvador (disambiguation). ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


Taca's regional airlines system includes the following airlines:

Aeroperlas (Aerolineas Pacifico Atlantico SA) is an airline based in Panama City, Panama. ... Aviateca was the state airline of Guatemala, based in Guatemala City. ... Islena Airlines (Islena de Inversiones SA de CV) is an airline based in Honduras. ... La Costeña is an airline based in Managua, Nicaragua. ... Sansa Airlines (Servicios Aereos Nacionales S.A.) is an airline based in San José, Costa Rica. ...

History

Taca was founded in Honduras in 1931 by New Zealander Lowell Yerex. TACA was once the "world's largest cargo carrier." Lowell Yerex, born in New Zealand, attended university in Valparaiso, Indiana (United States). ...


Destinations

Main Article: TACA destinations, Lacsa destinations, TACA Peru destinations This is a list of airports that TACA flies to. ... Lacsa flights to 18 destinations in the American continent, here is a list of airports were the airline flies to. ... This is a list of airports that TACA Peru flies to as of January 2007: // Mexico Mexico City (Mexico City International Airport) Costa Rica San José (Juan Santamaría International Airport) El Salvador San Salvador (El Salvador International Airport) Guatemala Guatemala City (La Aurora International Airport) [starting 2008] Argentina Buenos...


Taca has a total of 50 destinations around the world and continues to grow. The Los Angeles mayor will ask Taca to open a San Salvador-Ontario route. Also, the recent San Jose-Santo Domingo route will be increased from 4 weekly to 7 weekly.

  • The hub at Comalapa International Airport makes connections between all of Central America and North America (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Miami, Dallas, Toronto, Houston, Mexico City, Oakland) as well as Lima, Perú.
  • The hub at Juan Santamaría International Airport is in charge of the Caribbean routes (Havana and Santo Domingo), South America (Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Lima) also 3 US cities (Los Angeles, New York and Miami) and all of Central America.
  • The hub at Jorge Chavez International Airport is in charge of all connections to the South American routes and serves El Salvador and Costa Rica, and at July 1,2008 will serve Guatemala City.

This system gives TACA an excellent coverage of all the continent. Comalapa International Airport (IATA airport code: SAL), also known as El Salvador International Airport, is located about 30 miles from San Salvador, El Salvador. ... Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is located in Alajuela about 20 km from San José, Costa Rica. ... Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA Airport Code: LIM) is Perus main national and international gateway, serving over 4. ...


Fleet

Current fleet

As of August 2006 the Taca fleet includes [3] :

The A321s are used in the higher density routes: San Salvador-Mexico City, San Salvador-Los Angeles, San Salvador-Miami, San Salvador-Washington, San Salvador-Guatemala, San Jose-San Salvador, San Jose-Panama, San Jose-Bogotá, Lima-Caracas, Lima-Buenos Aires. The average fleet age is 4.7 years old in June 2006. [4] The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The EMBRAER 190 initial flight The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ...


Historic fleet

Taca has operated some of the following types:

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Subsidiaries and alliances

Distancia is Taca's frequent flyer program. It also has a corporate incentive program called Avancia that can be converted 1-to-1 to "Distancia" miles. Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ...


In addition to earning miles on Taca and Taca Regional flights, Taca has partnerships with the following airlines:


On 23 May 2007, Lufthansa and Taca signed a memorandum of understanding to code share on domestic and international flights. Taca and Lufthansa are also considering reciprocal mileage earning in their respective frequent flyer programs, and reciprocal lounge access.[5] Aerosur (Compania Boliviana de Transporte Aereo Privado) is an airline based in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Avianca S.A. (Spanish acronym: Aerovías del Continente Americano, formerly Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia) has been the national flag air carrier of Colombia since 1919, making it the second-oldest continuously running airline in the world behind Dutch based KLM. Likewise it is the largest airline in the... Airbus A319-100 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Iberia Airlines or Iberia, full name Iberia Airlines of Spain (Spanish: ), (IBEX-35:IBLA) is the largest airline of Spain, based in Madrid and is the Spanish flag carrier. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... TAM Linhas Aéreas is the largest Brazilian airline, based in São Paulo and operating scheduled services from São Paulo to major points within Brazil, as well as international flights to neighbouring countries and Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Incidents and accidents

Main article: TACA Flight 110

May 24, 1988, New Orleans, Louisiana, Boeing 737-3T0: A double engine flameout due to water ingestion, a result of an inflight encounter with an area of very heavy rain and hail. The design of the engines and FAA water ingestion certification standards did not take account of the waterfall rates that can be expected in moderate or higher intensity thunderstorms. NTSB Report TACA Flight 110 was a Boeing 737-300 that lost power in both engines, but made a successful unpowered landing on a grass levee near New Orleans. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... NOLA redirects here. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


April 5, 1993, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Boeing 767-200, Flight 510: The jet landed on a rain-slicked runway at too fast a speed which resulted in the plane running off the end of the runway. There were no fatalities reported and only a few passengers had any injuries. This accident is notable in that it was caught on video inside the cabin.NTSB Report Video of a passenger on the aircraft at the time of the accident is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or, informally, Guate) is the capital and largest city of Guatemala. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Map of routes - TACA.COM
  2. ^ FLUG REVUE October 2006: Taca thrives with Airbus fleet
  3. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
  4. ^ TACA Fleet Age
  5. ^ TACA and Lufthansa ponder joint services, Lufthansa press release, 23 May 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-23.
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Grupo TACA is also considering opening airlines in Panama, Argentina and Chile; these would be named "TACA Panama", "TACA Argentina" and "TACA Chile" respectively; to compete with other large Latin American airline groups, including Copa Airlines, Aerolíneas Argentinas and the LAN Airlines group.
TACA owns an aircraft maintenance company called Aeroman which has it's newly built state of the art facilities consisting of a hangar, shops, and warehouses in El Salvador International Airport.
TACA was founded in Honduras in 1931 by New Zealander Lowell Yerex.
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