In the last seven months, Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority (Aerocivil Colombia) has authorized 32 new international routes by 11 carriers. The new flights are to destinations in the US, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, and Curazao. Let’s investigate further.
A big international expansion
In September, Colombia opened up its airspace, after five months closed, to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Aerocivil has been working to increase the number of international routes and attract new airlines and tourists.
So far, the plan has worked very smoothly. Aerocivil has authorized new international routes to Wingo, American Airlines, JetBlue, JetSmart, Avianca, Viva Air, LATAM Airlines, Volaris, Volaris Costa Rica, Viva Aerobus, and United Caribbean Airlines.
Plus, Aerocivil has authorized 15 domestic routes to Viva Air, Avianca, LATAM, and EasyFly. We’ll discuss that further on.
The Colombian Transport Ministry, Ángela María Orozco, said,
“This 47 new routes to travel both domestically and internationally are proof of this Government is commited to the air industry, fundamental towards the economy recovery of the country”…