As part of its planned expansion. Rionegro Colombia based air carrier Viva Air is adding two daily flights between Barranquilla (BAQ) and Bogotá (BOG), and one daily flight between Medellín (MDE) and Barranquilla, starting immediately.
“Viva Air is proud to return to Barranquilla with two routes to and from the city,” said Viva Air’s CEO Felix Antelo. “We return with our new aircraft, as the most punctual airline in the country, and with the best prices in the market. Surely we hope that thanks to our ’Viva Effect’ air fares will fall by 30%.”
The announced flight schedule is as follows:
|Flight Time||Flight Time|
|Bogotá/Barranquilla||5:20 a 6:54||Barranquilla/Bogotá||7:24 a 8:58|
|Bogotá/Barranquilla||14:31 a 16:05||Barranquilla/Bogotá||16:35 a 18:09|
|Medellín/Barranquilla||17:37 a 18:49||Barranquilla/Medellín||19:19 a 20:31|
Air fares begin at $70,000 COP ($22 USD) each way to or from Bogotá and $80,000 COP ($25 USD) to or from Medellín.
“The arrival of Viva Air is a demonstration of the growth potential in the city and the airport development for the region. The new facilities, the modernization of the space, the technology and the development of this concession opens the doors of Barranquilla to the world,” said Mariela Vergara, manager of airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Caribe.
Barranquilla’s Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport moved 2,637,946 passengers in 2018. Of these, 2,359,123 were Colombian, and 278,823 were international. Viva Air projects it will carry 300,000 passengers in its first year of operation from the coastal airport.