Viva has launched its second scheduled route to the US with flights connecting Colombia’s second-largest city Medellín and Orlando, Florida.
The airline, previously known as Viva Air until a recent brand refresh, said the service is one of 15 new international routes that will be introduced over the next three years.
Flights from Medellín’s Jose Maria Cordova (MDE) to Orlando (MCO) will initially be 3X-weekly using 188-seat Airbus A320neo aircraft, rising to 5X-weekly between July 8 and Aug. 28. The LCC said the additional frequencies were in response to high demand for seats.
“We look forward to giving more people the opportunity to travel affordably between Central Florida and our Medellín hub, as well as convenient connections to the many destinations we serve throughout Colombia and beyond,” Viva CFO Jason Bewley said.
Viva has served Miami (MIA) from MDE since July 2018 and currently offers up to 3X-daily flights between the destinations. On the new MCO route, the LCC expects to carry 27,700 passengers during the first year of operation with a load factor of 84%…