Sumary of Colombian low cost airline eyes Argentine skies for 2022:
- The company has already been granted the Bogota-Buenos Aires and Medellin-Buenos Aires routes seven times a week by Colombia’s aviation authorities and is now taking care of the necessary paperwork with Argentina’s ANAC (National Civil Aviation Administration).
- The airline’s target date in “June or July next year,” Viva Air Group CEO Félix Antelo told the Buenos Aires daily El Cronista.
- “We have met with authorities from the Argentine Ministry of Tourism and they are very interested in us starting to operate, due to the visitor traffic that we can bring to the country, Antelo explained.
- Initially, we would operate a daily flight: three from Medellín and two from Bogotá per week, or vice versa,” he added.
- The Argentine executive, who has worked 18 years for LatAm airlines, was confident in the sucess of the business plan, despite international travel being just bouncing back from the COVID-pandemic setback.
- With the fleet’s growth, we seek to grow in the Colombian domestic market and, also, at new international destinations, such as Argentina,” Antelo pointed out.