Colombian low-cost airline Wingo will increase capacity this summer in anticipation of extra holiday travel demand from June to August, adding 350 extra flights to domestic destinations including San Andrés, Medellín, Cartagena, and Santa Marta.
Of the roughly 65,000 seats being added, some 7,500, across 40 flights, will be headed to San Andrés, a Colombian island near the coast of Nicaragua that continues to be one of the most-in-demand getaway hotspots.
While seven of the nine affected routes are between domestic locations, there will also be 26 extra flights to Aruba from both Bogotá and Medellín, the nation’s two largest cities. This comes is in addition to the launch of Wingo’s new Cali-to-Aruba route that will begin flying in July.
“We’re increasing our operation in this mid-year holiday high season so that Colombians don’t have to give up their travel plans because of a shortage of low-cost route options,” said Jorge Jiménez, commercial and planning director at Wingo. “These 350 flights represent more pricing possibilities for thousands of travelers, as well as a new boost for the national tourism chain.”