By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s fourth largest airline company, Avianca, announced it is cancelling most of its international routes as of March 31st, affecting approximately 40,000 passengers. With debts totaling almost R$500 million the company filed for judicial recovery in December.

"The company remains focused on ensuring the sustainability of the business and on maintaining the excellence of the service, which is in its DNA. It reinforces that all 26 other destinations are preserved and that it continues to operate normally, with more than 240 flights a day," read the statement . . .

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