Viva announces five national routes with which it strengthens growth in Colombia
The airline increases its network of connections to 30 domestic routes
With the conviction to continue betting on the national air market and continue with its growth path within Colombia, Viva announces the sale of five new national routes: San Andrés-Pereira, San Andrés-Barranquilla, San Andrés-Bucaramanga, San Andrés-Cartagena and Cartagena-Bucaramanga; it also strengthens its commitment to Bogotá - Leticia. With the operation of these new routes, Viva increases its network of connections to 30 domestic routes to 13 destinations within Colombia, seven national destinations in Peru, and seven international routes to five destinations in Peru, Mexico and the United States.
In order to generate higher levels of connectivity and development in the country, the airline expects to transport about 305 thousand travelers during the first year of operations on these routes. Tickets are on sale starting today on the renewed vivaai.com website, with launch rates starting at $ 54,450 each way, with which it hopes to generate a 'Viva Effect' in reducing market rates up to 50% in some routes, allowing Colombians to connect even more with their country, paying less.
“There are five new direct national routes that we will start operating in the coming months, and added to the three national routes that we already inaugurated this year, we will close 2021 with eight new routes in the domestic market. In addition, we are committed to strengthening the offer on existing routes such as Bogotá - Leticia. This is a historic milestone for our Company and it reflects the good time we were going through as an airline, seeking to expand our operations in Colombia. The new routes are to Viva destinations that we already operate, but which in the coming months we will connect with each other, promoting the reactivation of national tourism and the much-needed air inclusion in the region ”, commented Félix Antelo, CEO and president of Grupo Viva. “It seems incredible to think that in the framework of a pandemic that still presents great challenges at the global level and in our industry, this 2021 we are marking as a year of growth and expansion for Viva. This shows the capacity, agility and spirit of our team, capable of adapting, reacting and taking advantage of market opportunities. We have shown the region that Viva is not stopped by anything, and we continue taking strong steps in our consolidation in the domestic market and the reactivation process ”, he added.
In October, the airline will start operating the routes: Pereira-San Andrés and Barranquilla-San Andrés, with three weekly flights each and will increase the offer from Bogotá - Leticia with four frequencies a week. In November, connections will begin: San Andrés-Cartagena, with five flights a week, and Cartagena-Bucaramanga with three weekly frequencies. For their part, travelers will be able to fly through the new direct San Andrés-Bucaramanga route, starting on December 16, with the best average rates on the market and two flights a week.
In this way, Viva is classified as 'the kings in beach offer', making most of these new connections with the country's beaches. In addition, it continues to consolidate itself as a leading airline in the airline industry in the country, thanks to its Low Cost model and the entry into operation of new routes that connect Colombians with destinations inside and outside the country. With a growing fleet of 18 new aircraft, 8 of them with NEO engines, flying around the region and the world, paying less and with the best punctuality, is possible thanks to Viva.