Last night, Colombian low-cost airline Viva celebrated the launch of its newest route, flying between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Medellín, Colombia four days per week on the airline’s Airbus A320 narrow-body jets. Prices start from $249 flying from Medellín, and $229 flying from Bogotá to Buenos Aires.
This new route fits into Viva’s plan to make Medellín the low-cost hub of the Americas, connecting South America, North America, and the Caribbean. The growing airline now boasts a network of 13 international and 45 domestic routes within Colombia and Perú.
“This start of operations to the south of the continent definitely creates a precedent in the Colombian airline industry and especially in the Super Low Cost’ model. It is also a particularly important route for us and for me, as an Argentine, because we will be the only airline that operates the Medellín-Buenos Aires route directly and best of all, with our characteristic low prices that will make this destination more accessible for our travelers. In addition, thanks to this new connection, Argentine citizens will be able to connect with Miami in just 50 minutes from our ‘Hub Medellín’, and enjoy our network of international destinations in the center and north of the continent,” said Félix Antelo , CEO of the Viva Group (above, center).
Viva says it expects to transport 130,000 passengers in the next 12 months on this route, which flies into the Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina.
Flights from both Medellín to Buenos Aires and from Bogotá to Buenos Aires operate Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.