Several airlines began new flights until November this year, with the goal of connecting different regions of Colombia and abroad.
At the end of the week, Avianca activated the operation of the route Bogotá-Chicago, being the first airline to connect directly the two cities. "This is the eighth destination in the United States that the airline offers its travelers to Bogota," a statement said.
Flight AV82 took off from El Dorado International Airport on Saturday at 12:35 pm and made Avianca the only airline that connects directly to Bogota with the city of Chicago in the United States.
On a weekly basis, four frequencies will be operated on Airbus A319 aircraft (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) with a capacity of 120 passengers, 12 in business class and 108 in the economy. The new route will operate from Terminal A of O & # 39; Hare International Airport in Chicago.
This new flight will allow Chicago's passengers to connect with the wide network of cities in Latin America offered from Bogota, such as: Quito and Guayaquil (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires ( Argentina) and Santiago de Chile and increases the chances of reaching Colombian destinations such as Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla, Pereira and Cartagena, among others. Likewise, passengers coming from the cities mentioned may access Chicago from Bogotá.
Also on Saturday, Aeromexico began operating the Rionegro-Cancún seasonal route, with two weekly frequencies (Saturday and Sunday).
The flight is served on Embraer 190 aircraft for 99 passengers and will be available until April 28, 2019.
In his Twitter account, spokesmen for Rionegro airport, José María Córdova @AeropuertoMDE, pointed out that: "With Cancún, there are eleven direct international routes that connect us with the world, this is how we live today's inaugural flight!" Aeromexico. "
On November 13, Viva Air inaugurated the Medellin-Lima flight, with three weekly flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with which it expects to carry more than 40,000 customers in the first year of operation.
As of November 9, Spirit airline has launched a new Orlando-Medellin-Orlando direct route from Rionegro's José María Córdova International Airport, thus providing a better service to all passengers and preventing those using this route have stop at other airports.
Finally, on Friday, November 2, the direct route Easyfly Quibdó (airport of the Airplan concessionaire) and Cali began their operations.