Viva inaugurates the Medellín-Orlando route
The Colombian firm is positioned as the low-cost airline with the largest offer to international destinations in the country
As part of its expansion strategy in the international market and under the firm conviction of converting the capital of Antioquia and Colombia into the new axis of air connections on the continent, Viva began operations of the new route to Orlando from Medellín, which allows Colombians to travel more, to more international destinations, paying less, with the youngest aircraft fleet in the country and the best punctuality in their itineraries. With the new international commitment of the Company and the launch of this new route, Viva becomes the Low Cost airline in Colombia with the largest offer of seats on international flights for the season, with about 82 thousand seats available on its routes to Lima, Cancun, Mexico City, Miami and Orlando.
Starting today, Colombians will be able to travel to Orlando from the Medellín HUB, with the best average rates on the market and three flights a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Likewise, due to the high demand of travelers to the United States, and in its commitment to increasingly connect Colombia with the region, Viva will increase from three to five weekly flights to Orlando as of July 8. In this sense, Viva expects to transport about 28 thousand passengers during the first year of operation of this route.
“Entering the high season, we are the Low Cost airline with the largest offer of chairs on international flights in the country, which shows the great moment we spent as a Company and our efforts to continue connecting Colombia with the region and the world. Today, travelers increasingly rely on the advantages offered by airlines such as Viva with their affordable price offer and a wide network of routes to destinations within and outside the country. We continue with firm steps in our international expansion plan and we celebrate the entry into operation of the new route to Orlando from our 'HUB Medellín, Connections Center', having as our best ally our Low Cost model ", commented Félix Antelo, president & CEO of Grupo Viva.
Viva recently inaugurated direct routes to Mexico City from Bogotá, and to Cancun from Medellín with four and three weekly flights, respectively. Similarly, in early August it will begin operations to Mexico City from the capital of Antioquia, with four flights a week. Thus, there are already 26 domestic routes to 12 destinations in the country and six international routes in five destinations that include Peru, Mexico and the United States that the airline will operate, which confirms the acceptance of the Low Cost model in the country.
It is worth mentioning that given the high demand for passengers on the international routes currently operated by Viva to Lima and Miami, the Company decided to increase, as of July, the weekly frequencies to these destinations. Thus, the Bogotá-Lima route will have four additional flights for a total of nine flights per week in July and eleven in August. For its part, the Medellín-Lima route will have a daily flight and the Medellín - Miami route will increase from July 17 to 22 weekly flights. All of these increases in response to market needs.
In 2021, the Viva connection hub and the Rionegro airport will connect directly with 14 destinations: five international to Lima, Miami, Orlando, Cancun and Mexico City, and nine national. In addition, Viva's new fleet of NEO A320 aircraft, being the most modern in Colombia and the third in South America, allows the airline to travel longer distances in less time, which makes it possible for the airline to operate flights from Medellín and its connection hub. direct to more international destinations such as New York or Buenos Aires in the near future.
Viva emphasizes that this new route to Orlando and its wide range of seats to international destinations will increase the country's connectivity with the region and the world, giving Colombians the opportunity to fly more, always at low prices, with 100 biosafety protocols. % certified and a growing fleet of the latest technology, which confirms the airline's commitment to boosting the air sector and the economic development of the entire region.