Avianca is committed to serve society with its actions and initiatives, turning dreams into reality. Thus we have the pleasure to support individuals and groups who wish to fly ever higher.
Jaciel Paulino and Carlos de Souza
They are considered the leading wheelchair sprinters of Brazil and they perform impressive feats everywhere they go. Jaciel, who started his athletic career in running, is collecting today gold medals from all major marathons in Brazil. He is four times champion of São Silvestre Marathon (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012), four times champion of Porto Alegre International Marathon (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), three times champion of São Paulo International Marathon (2009, 2010 and 2012), champion of Miami International Half Marathon (2012) and runner-up of Punta Del Este Marathon (2010). Carlos, on the other hand, is two times champion of the International Half Marathons of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (2008 and 2010), champion of the Bahia Half Marathon (2013) and champion of Punta Del Este Marathon (2010). These are just some of the awards they have in their curriculums.
Swimming and track and field teams – INDES
Formed by physically and mentally disabled athletes, the swimming and track and field teams have participated with distinction in national and international competitions. In the last 3 years only, the swimming team yielded 4 Brazilian champions in different disciplines. In the Brazilian Swimming Season, the team amassed 70 medals in different competitions, 29 of them gold. The track and field team is not far behind. It features the champion and current record holder in the long jump from the Parapan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico, with second place in the World Track and Field Championship held in New Zealand, and with 8 awards from the National Stages of the Circuito Loterias Caixa, from 2011 to 2013.
Actions for the cure of child and youth cancer
In Brazil, cancer is the number one cause of death for ages 5 to 19. But the curing success rate may reach 85% if the cancer is diagnosed early and treated properly. That is why Avianca joined the Ronald McDonald Institute to mobilize people all over Brazil and bring hope to thousands of children and teenagers with cancer. All passengers are invited to donate to this cause with the envelopes distributed by flight attendants on the flights of the aerial bridge Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo and São Paulo - Brasília. A small help makes all the difference!