Alfonso Avila, founder and president of EasyFly, is retiring from the company, after 15 years

Alfonso Avila, founder and president of Colombian airline Easy Fly, has announced his retirement from the company, 15 years after its creation and leadership. Under his stewardship, he has led the company through growth of 24% in a row each year.

During its first year of operation, it carried 149,000 passengers and by the end of this year they expect to have finished with 2.5 million passengers. Similarly, it will go from 33,000 flights in 2021 to 61,000 flights in 2022.

“EasyFly is the leading regional airline in the country and has achieved the goal we set ourselves when we decided to create it: to provide direct service, to fly from point to point, to put the user at the center of the operation and to open the possibility to connect the country efficiently, to open pioneering routes and to allow travelers to go to their destinations directly. Selection without necessarily having to pass through Medellin or Bogotá, as has happened throughout history,” says Alfonso Avila in this regard.

Avila’s withdrawal follows the strategies developed for the company’s recovery, following the effects of the initial quarantine paralysis of Covid-19. Actions that included debt restructuring, reopening of operations, and shock measures.

“My retirement takes effect when, specifically, I have led the EasyFly redemption process and at the time the company has returned to the trend and growth averages that have been traditional since 2008. I have a sincere feeling of gratitude to all the employees of EasyFly Corporation, to my wife and family, for they are the ones who They made her greatness possible,” said Alfonso Avila.

He also thanked “Chairman of the Board, Henry Cupedes Olarte, for his trust, support and support for all the initiatives we implement. I and I can proudly say that we have accomplished that. And that we have created an airline, a brand, a milestone in the history of Colombian aviation, proudly called EasyFly”, conclude.

Avila, within his previous EasyFly experience, served as Controller and Vice President of Finance for Avianca, joining in 1978 and 11 years later joining the SAM (Medellin Aeronautical Society) team as President.

For its part, EasyFly offers up to 50 daily flights on its ATR42 and ATR72 aircraft, with a capacity of 50 and 70 passengers, respectively, and a 35.7% share of traffic on the country’s main roads.

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