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Airline overview

TACA Airlines was founded in El Salvador in 1931. The company merged with Avianca in 2013, and now operates under the Avianca brand.


Residents of Canada can call 1-800-722-8222 any day of the week, 24 hours a day. Purchases made over the phone are subject to local taxes along with a $20 fee.


TACA Airlines Check-in

Online check-in begins 24 hours prior to departure and ends one hour prior.

TACA Airlines baggage allowance

Passengers may bring one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 10 kg. LifeMiles Elite and Gold Star Alliance members may bring two pieces on board. Passengers may stow two pieces of luggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg in the hold, but the weight allowance increases to 32 kg for business class.

TACA Airlines legroom

Seat pitch varies ranges from 30 to 32 inches.

Pre-arranged seating

Available. Travelers can also request seats by calling TACA reservations.

Passenger change details

TACA permits refunds and changes up until the date of the original scheduled flight.  Passenger must pay the difference in fares and will lose any upgrades. You can request a refund within a year of purchase. Refunds are processed using the same credit card information provided at the time of purchase. Expired cards will not be refunded, and you will need to work with the nearest TACA Service Center to resolve any expired credit card issues. Taxes and charges may not be refundable.

Child fares

Infants are charged 10 per cent of the adult fare. Fares for children vary, so check the airline for details.

Senior fares

Senior discounts vary by country. Check the airline for details.


Pets count as carry-on luggage as long as they can fit under the seat. Dogs and cats must be kept in carriers, and passengers can purchase carriers from the airline if necessary. Only one pet is allowed per passenger, and the pet must comply with all health regulations prior to departure. The total weight of the carrier and pet may not exceed 8 kg. A $125 fee applies. Pets may not travel in the cargo hold.

Carrying musical instruments

Musical instruments may be checked, carried as carry-on baggage, or occupy a seat. There is no extra charge for checking your instrument as long as it does not weigh more than 22lbs.

In-flight service

The airline employs both general screens as well as individual screens for entertainment purposes. Listings vary each month and include popular shows like The Office, Glee, Criminal Minds, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory as well as American and Spanish blockbusters.

Air miles


Airline food link

View the In-Flight Services page to see what meal service is available. It’s offered on all flights exceeding one and a half hours. Complimentary snacks are available for shorter flights. A complete meal will be provided for all flights exceeding three hours.

In-flight magazine

TACA’s magazine, Explore, is published monthly.

Airline alliances

TACA is a member of the Star Alliance.

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