ACES was a regional airline from Colombia. They had a rather small fleet, which still enabled them to compete with Avianca, the biggest Colombian airline even now. ACES mostly flew inside Colombia or otherwise ventured to other Latin American countries. ACES eventually did become part of Avianca.
What is ACES?
It was a major Colombian airline until its dissolution in early 2000s. The name stands for Aerolíneas Centrales de Colombia.
Meaning and History
The company was established in 1971 by the local airline enthusiasts. The name they picked simultaneously meant ‘Aces’ (the English word) and stood for ‘Central Airlines of Colombia’ (but in Spanish). The company was striving to become the country’s national carrier but was absorbed by Avianca in 2003.
Who owns ACES?
ACES doesn’t exist anymore technically. It was absorbed into Avianca, and they hold the rights to the brand ever since the dissolution.
1971 – today
Their logo featured a mostly orange company name written next to an identically-colored circle. The inscription was in lowercase letters, written in a blocky, linear stile. All of them were orange, except for the ‘a’, which was usually colored white because of its proximity to the circle.
And they’ve also usually written what the acronym stands for below the main piece, except in a much plainer, blue typeface.
Emblem and Symbol
Where does ACES fly?
In its prime, it flew mainly to the Latin American countries, US and Europe. Now, they don’t fly anywhere.
The company had another emblem reserved specifically for the planes. Their rears were usually orange, and that’s where they put just a plain white circle with an orange letter ‘a’ inside it. It was mostly like the one they use on the logo, except thinner and more linear and artistic.