As part of its expansion strategy in the international market, Viva began operations of its new route between Orlando, Florida and Medellín Colombia. With the launch of this new route, Viva becomes the Low Cost airline in Colombia with the largest offer of seats on international flights for the season, with about 82 thousand seats available on its routes to Lima, Cancun, Mexico City, Miami and Orlando.
From last Thursday, Travelers will be able to fly between Orlando and Medellín with three flights per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Likewise, due to the high demand of travelers to the United States, and in its commitment to increasingly connect Colombia with the region, Viva will increase from three to five weekly flights to Orlando as of July 8. In this sense, Viva expects to transport about 28,000 passengers during the first year of operation of this route.
“Entering the high season, we are the Low Cost airline with the largest offer of chairs on international flights in the country, which shows the great moment we spent as a company and our efforts to continue connecting Colombia with the region and the world. Today, travelers increasingly rely on the advantages offered by airlines such as Viva with their offer of affordable prices and a wide network of routes to destinations within and outside the country. We continue with firm steps in our international expansion plan and we celebrate the entry into operation of the new route to Orlando from our ‘HUB Medellín, Connections Center’, having as our best ally our Low Cost model,” stated Félix Antelo (above, center), president & CEO of Grupo Viva.
Viva recently inaugurated direct routes to Mexico City from Bogotá, and to Cancun from Medellín with four and three weekly flights, respectively. Similarly, in early August it will begin operations to Mexico City from Medellín, with four flights a week. Thus, there are already 26 domestic routes to 12 destinations in the country and six international routes in five destinations that include Peru, Mexico and the United States that the airline will operate under its Low Cost model.
Given the high demand for passengers on the international routes that Viva currently operates to Lima and Miami, the airline decided to increase, as of July, the weekly frequencies to these destinations. Thus, the Bogotá-Lima route will have four additional flights for a total of nine flights per week in July and eleven in August. For its part, the Medellín-Lima route will have a daily flight and the Medellín – Miami route will increase from July 17 to 22 weekly flights.
In 2021, the Viva connection hub and the Rionegro airport will connect directly with 14 destinations: five international to Lima, Miami, Orlando, Cancun and Mexico City, and nine domestic.
- Medellín – Orlando: June 10
- Departure time: 10:20 a.m.
- Arrival time: 2:17 p.m.
- Medellín – Orlando: 3 flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). o From July 8: 5 flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
- Bogotá – Mexico City: 4 flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday). since July 5.
- Medellín – Cancun: 3 flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday) in June. In July there are 4 flights per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)
- Medellín – Mexico City: 4 flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday).
o From July 8: 22 flights a week (Monday to Sunday with two daily frequencies + three on Monday and Thursday).
- Medellín- Lima
o From July 2: 7 flights a week (one daily flight).
o From July 1: 9 flights a week.
o From August 1: 11 flights a week.