As part of its expansion plan in the region, Viva Air has initiated operations of its new bi-directional international route between Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) and Lima, Peru (LIM) from $195 USD round trip, flying Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
On June 7, Viva Air’s pink-livery Arbus A320 called “Claudia Obando” arrived in Cartagena from Lima to be christened by staff and dignitaries. The Cartagena – Lima route joins the other two routes that Viva Air has between Colombia and Peru: Bogotá – Lima – Bogotá and Medellín – Lima – Medellín.
Viva Air claims their entry into the market has decreased rates in the market overall for these routes by 46% and Viva Air expects to transport more than 60,000 passengers in the first year of the route’s operations.
“From Viva Air we celebrate the start of operations of our new international route, which will boost a significant growth in tourism between the two countries. We want to continue betting on increasing connectivity in the region and giving our travelers the opportunity to get to know these two cities full of new places to discover, said Felix Antelo, CEO of Viva Air.
With this new route, there are 34 routes that Viva Air flies between Colombia and Peru, including Barranquilla and Juliaca routes that will launch next, June 17 and July 11, respectively.
Above photo: From left to right starting after the costumed “palanquera”: Margarita Pacheco (Head of Airport, Viva Air), Emilio Parada (Key Account Manager LAP), Eduardo Fairen (CEO Viva Air Peru) and Pilar Lozano (Director of Procolombia for Peru and Bolivia)