Just days after the Colombian government allowed the restart of commercial aviation in the country, low cost carrier Viva Air has returned to expansion mode with the announcement of a new route between the Colombian capital of Bogotá and the third largest city and Colombia’s salsa capital of Cali.
With the addition of this route, Viva Air now provides non-stop travel between Cali and San Andrés, Cartagena, Medellín, and Bogotá.
Tickets are on sale now, and flights begin Wednesday October 7th
With fares starting at $79,900 ($21.56 USD), the route will run Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from Bogotá to Cali 4:30pm to 5:45 PM and then Cali to Bogotá from 6:35pm to 7:45pm. This new route is announced while other airlines have cut back or restricted service. In fact, Viva Air is taking delivery of the first of its Airbus A320 Neos that have already been spotted in new livery colors at Airbus’s Toulouse, France final assembly facility.
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“Even in times of Covid-19, at Viva we do not stop and we bet on connectivity and air inclusion, promoting the development of Colombia and a city as important to the country as Cali. Likewise, this opening also seeks to strengthen tourism and the generation of businesses in this stage of area reactivation that is essential for the economy and competitiveness of Colombians. That is why we are happy to be able to offer, through this new route, differentials for passengers that materialize in low prices, safety and punctuality,” said Viva Air CEO Félix Antelo.
Viva Air has already started domestic routes within Colombia, and international routes to the United States beginning this Saturday. The airline has stated that it is ready to begin international flights between Colombia and Peru as soon as the Peruvian government opens airspace. Viva Air operates extensive domestic networks within both Perú and Colombia.