The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit most airlines hard. The two previous dominant carriers in Colombia, Avianca and LATAM are both going through bankruptcy reorganization. But low-cost airline Viva seems to be bucking that trend. Not only has it usurped LATAM as Colombia’s second largest air carrier, but it is adding routes at a furious pace.
Viva currently operates a once daily Medellín – Miami – Medellín route, but based on fare searches on the Viva website, beginning March 18th, the airline is adding a second daily flight between the two cities on certain days, growing the schedule to four daily flights between Miami & Medellín in early June, coinciding roughly with the launch of Viva’s new routes to Orlando, Florida, México City, and Cancún, México.
Two New Argentina Destinations
Aeronáutica Civil, Colombia’s civil aviation authority, has scheduled a public hearing for May 27 to consider a solicitation by Viva Air for permission to operate two new routes, with seven weekly flights each, between its Medellín hub and the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba, flying its standard Airbus A320 aircraft.