Beginning last Sunday, Avianca launched a daily route between Medellín and the Córdoba departmental capital of Montería. The nation’s largest airline said that the flight was established in an effort to strengthen regional connectivity, adding more than 1,600 seats per week for those looking to fly in and out of Montería.
“This new route is an excellent connection option for travelers from Antioquia, who now enjoy efficient services to Colombia’s Caribbean region without having to route through Bogotá,” said Avianca in a statement. “Montería, the cattle capital of the country, is recognized as one of the Colombian cities with the highest growth and development in recent years.”
Combined with the 8,400 seats on Avianca’s weekly flights between El Dorado International Airport in Colombia’s capital and Montería’s Los Garzones Airport, the Bogotá-based carrier says it now offers more than 10,400 seats to and from Montería each week.
The new route will be operated by an Airbus A319 that holds 120 passengers, including 12 in executive class. The aircraft will depart Medellín’s José María Córdova International Airport each day at 12:18 pm with an expected arrival in Montería at 1:18 pm. The return leg will leave Los Garzones Airport at 2:00 pm and land back in the Antioquia capital an hour later at 3:00 pm.
The carrier noted that Medellín’s José María Córdova maintains a VIP Avianca lounge on the third floor that has a capacity of 180 passengers.
Photo: Los Garzones Airport in the Córdoba departmental capital of Montería. (Photo credit: Capsantiagoa)