TACA Airlines, sometimes referred to as TACA Airlines International, was the name for Avianca El Salvador, part of the Avianca family. It is one of Avianca’s seven nationally branded airlines, the brand of which has been in operation for 75 years. Prior to its incorporation into Avianca, the owned and operated five other airlines in Central America and its name was originally an acronym meaning Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos (Central American Air Transport), but this was changed to Transportes Aéreos del Continente Americano(Air Transport of the American Continent), reflecting its expansion to North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. The El Salvadoran airline merged into Avianca in 2013, however, before this, it was considered the second oldest continuously operating airline brand in Central America behind Cubana de Aviación. The merger between the airline and Avianca started in 2009 and for four years, it operated as AviancaTACA Holdings, until in 2013 when the merger completed and the airline began operating as Avianca. Now as Avianca El Salvador, they fly to 27 destinations across North, Central and South America including but not limited to: Belize City, Bogota, Cali, Medellin, San Jose, Havana, Guayaquil, Quito, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Mexico City, Lima, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco. For other airlines flying similar routes, please visit our Tropic Air or Maya Island Air pages.