Starting this month, the regions of Colombia will be more and better connected thanks to the progressive arrival of 16 additional aircraft to the Avianca operation, 14 of them to fly inside and outside the country. There are more than 20 national destinations and more than 10 international destinations in which the airline has already begun to operate the additional frequencies it announced for the end-of-year season (Winter 2023).
Destinations that now have more frequencies:
National: Medellin, Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Pereira, Santa Marta, Cucuta, Bucaramanga, Monterrey, Pasture, Valledupar, Armenia, Riohacha, Leticia, Barrancabermeja, Villavicencio, Ibagué and Ipiales.
International: Boston, Curacao, Fort Lauderdale, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Orlando, Panama City, Punta Cana, San Salvador and San Juan.
“We reiterate our commitment to Colombia and that is why we start the end-of-year season with additional aircraft, 700 daily flights in operation, more frequencies to more than 70 destinations, and more than 1,200 people joining our team. Now, for this season to be successful and to guarantee that the service travelers receive is consistent, it will be essential to continue working together with airlines, unions and authorities. We recognize the efforts made by Civil Aeronautics and we trust that the measures recommended by IATA will be implemented in El Dorado,” said Carolina Cortés, vice president of Corporate Communications at avianca.
The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Germán Umaña Mendoza, highlighted the positive impact that the increase in frequencies announced by Avianca will have. “This decision improves connectivity to and from the different territories of our country, reactivates businesses and increases the potential offer for tourism to our beautiful destinations. “This is great news for all Colombians.”
Regions in Colombia that will be more and better connected:
Avianca announced that the investment of US$473 million in its global operation will allow it to increase its capacity by 24% throughout its network and also strengthen and return connectivity to cities and regions that lost it due to the crisis in the sector, as follows:
Towards San Andrés, from Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, Avianca will go from 36 to 66 frequencies per week, which means 80% more connectivity for the island.
The company will go from operating one frequency per day between Bogotá and Villavicencio to a total of 14 weekly frequencies.
In Riohacha, Avianca will increase from 20 to 28 weekly frequencies that will connect with Bogotá.
Leticia will go from 10 frequencies to 18 per week to connect with the center of the country.
In Ipiales, Avianca will go from four frequencies per week to seven frequencies per week.
Pasto will go from 25 weekly flights to 42, to continue connecting the south of the country.