Avianca, an airline that has been the flag service of Colombia since 1919, is slowly increasing its community, and a minimum of regaining a few of its previous routes that had been misplaced for the reason that starting of the pandemic and by some Chapter 11 chapter restructuring. Historically, Bogota was the first entry level into Colombia, however passengers will now have extra choices to fly direct from North America to the historic metropolis of Cartagena or the plush metropolis of Medellin.
More choices to the U.S. East Coast
While entry necessities have been always altering all through the world, Colombia has been pretty constant in its guidelines for the previous 12 months. Currently, vacationers are allowed to enter the nation quarantine-free with proof of vaccination (solely required for 18 years of age and up).
Starting March 27, Avianca will reconnect the Caribbean port metropolis of Cartagena to each New York’s JFK airport and Miami International. Two days later, on March 29, Avianca will hyperlink Medellin to Orlando, Florida. While different airways together with JetBlue and Spirit already provide service between the United States and Colombia, Avianca will now present clients extra choices and the prospect for loyal Star Alliance members to earn or redeem miles.
Avianca’s Sales Director, Ana Maria Copete lately said, “We continue to provide more and better point-to-point and nonstop connectivity opportunities for our customers to travel to their favorite destinations in the Americas and Europe, at more competitive fares and with a customized product that allows them to personalize their trip.”
While Avianca’s growth into North America could seem restricted in the meanwhile, there are practically a dozen new routes starting or resuming within the subsequent couple months — lots of them worldwide. The Star Alliance service plans to launch flights from Bogota to London Heathrow on March 28, the primary time the 2 cities have been linked since March of 2020.
Taking a Tour of Central America
Those flying all through Central or South America can even profit from some new routes. San José, Costa Rica can even be linked to Cartagena starting March 27, and flights will proceed onward from Costa Rica to Quito, Ecuador on March 28. This will mark the primary scheduled service between the 2 international locations in practically a decade. While the scenario is all the time fluid, these international locations are presently welcoming guests, with limited regulations.
Costa Rica is presently permitting vaccinated and unvaccinated vacationers to go to the favored sunny vacation spot, so long as they can present proof of insurance coverage to cowl potential medical bills.
On the opposite hand, Ecuador has barely extra stringent entry necessities. All vacationers arriving in Ecuador should present a adverse Covid-19 PCR take a look at not more than 72 hours previous to boarding their flight AND current a legitimate vaccination card (for passengers 16 years and up).
What’s Next for Avianca?
Back in August of 2021, Avianca vowed so as to add 50 new nonstop routes to its community over the approaching years and with every passing month, it will get somewhat nearer to that objective. By 2023, Avianca goals to be flying as much as 200 routes whereas chopping fares by 30%. While many of those routes are merely resumptions of prior service, it does ship a little bit of optimism at a time when many different airways are canceling and scaling again service because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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