JetSmart, the Chile-based low-cost airline backed by US private equity fund Indigo Partners announced on Tuesday the launch of new routes connecting the Colombian cities of Cartagena, Medellín and Cúcuta with Lima, Peru, bringing the airline’s number of international routes connecting Colombia to seven.
Utilizing JetSmart[s fleet of 25 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the airline says that the Medellín-Lima route will operate five times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting its flights from November 8, 2023. The Cartagena-Lima route will begin on December 7 with flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For its part, the Cúcuta-Lima route will begin on December 12 with flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
JetSmart’s passenger traffic has increased by 70% over the previous year (1st 5 months)
“We are excited to offer travelers in Colombia a new option to get to Peru. We recognize the potential and importance of these routes, and we are pleased to contribute to air connectivity, the dynamization of the market and the significant economic and cultural exchange between these cities. Our commitment to travelers is to provide low prices without sacrificing the quality of service, with an introductory fee from US $30 per way, plus rates for each of these routes, leaving a total rate with rates of $128 USD from Cúcuta, $130 USD from Cartagena and $125 USD from Medellín to Lima. The new routes and these prices can be purchased from this day directly in www.jetsmart.com or through travel agencies,” said JetSmart’s Chief Commercial Officer Victor Mejia (above photo).
The airline says that it continues progressing towards certification to fly domestic routes, replacing a hole in the market left by the demise of Colombian low-cost carriers Viva and Ultra Air earlier this year. JetSmart recently entered a codeshare alliance with American Airlines, also an investor in the low-cost carrier, enabling convenient connections with baggage pass-through on connecting flights, and benefits for members of the AAdvantage loyalty program.
Photos: Loren Moss