After Uruguayan officials hinted in December that new service was in works, the country’s Ministry of Tourism head announced this week that Avianca is planning to start flying daily from Bogotá to Montevideo, according to Colombian newspaper El Espectador. The service is scheduled to begin on May 15, said Uruguayan Tourism Minister Liliam Kechichián
While the number of Colombians traveling to the small South American nation has been meager in the past, the figures are growing, says Kechichián. “They are few, but we have been growing,” she said. “We have boosted promotion and public relations that are doing a good job in Colombia.”
She added that this represents further progress on the Atlantic coastal nation’s push to better connect its citizens with countries on the other side of Latin America, including Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. Bringing in more people from this “zone of the Pacific” continues to be a focus area for the ministry.
Avianca has yet to formally release an announcement about its plans. But, according to El Espectador, the minister says that the carrier’s new schedule will include a daily flight from Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport to Carrasco International Airport, which is located nearby the Uruguayan capital.
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