Avianca Airlines has been the flag carrier of Colombia since 1919, when it was known as SCADTA, officially changing its name to Avianca in 1940. This makes it the oldest existing airline in the Americas, and the second oldest in the world after KLM. It is also the second largest airline in Latin America after Chile’s LATAM, with subsidiaries in many South American countries including Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador. With its registered office in Barranquilla and its global headquarters in Bogota, it flies to more than sixty destinations worldwide, including eight cities in the United States. Avianca does not provide a first class service, but its business class offers one of the best ways to fly to Central and South America.