Colombia already operates 20 of the 29 routes announced for 2021

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Colombia already operates 20 of the 29 routes announced for 2021
Source: MINCIT
Mon September 06, 2021

The country has recovered 54% of international air frequencies and 58% of weekly seats


A total of 20 new international routes, of the 29 announced for 2021, are already operating between Colombia and other destinations.
The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, María Ximena Lombana Villalba, stressed that "in the face of the national connectivity panorama, it should be noted that 54% of international air frequencies and 58% of weekly seats have been recovered."

Today there are 692 weekly frequencies that connect 38 international cities with 8 national ones through 22 airlines, to reach 23 countries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, South America and Europe.

Lombana Villalba said that a very special case is what has been happening with Mexico because "until very recently the two countries were connected by 4 airlines, but before the end of this year there will be 6, which shows a Safe Economic Reactivation for our Nation, support from international companies and the arrival of more foreign tourists to our territory. "

Colombia has a goal of receiving 1,150,000 visitors in the year and, to date, 594,000 have already done so, which represents 52% of the purpose.

Currently Mexico is the third country that offers the most capacity in weekly chairs with Colombia, after the United States and Panama, and represents 9.3% of the total market. In addition, as of August 2021, 51.2% of the frequencies and 58.9% of the weekly seats to and from that destination have been recovered.

The Vice Minister of Tourism, Ricardo Galindo Bueno, welcomed the Viva Aerobus flights that are already arriving in the Colombian capital. As of September 15, they will have a daily intensity, that is, 7 trips a week between Bogotá and Mexico City.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism invited the airline to join the Biosafety Seal initiative 'Check in Certified', with the aim of generating confidence in tourists, as this recognition indicates that the highest standards are met to prevent COVID-19.

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