Avianca announced the reactivation of the flight that covers the Barranquilla-Miami-Barranquilla route from next December 3. This flight had been suspended with the closure of operations due to the pandemic.
The airline indicated that initially will operate with three weekly frequencies departing on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Ernesto Cortissoz airport in Barranquilla and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Miami International Airport.
The aircraft assigned for this route will be an Airbus 320 with capacity for 150 people, 12 in the executive cabin and 138 in the tourist cabin, with which the airline will offer more than 3,000 seats during December and expects to continue gradually increasing its flights on that route, according to with the permits from the authorities, as well as the demand of passengers will require it.
“We are very happy to be able to resume the Barranquilla-Miami route and continue to directly link Barranquilla with the United States. In addition, we know the importance that air transport has for the economy of the region, so we hope to continue gradually increasing our operations and offering more chairs in the market, ”said Julián Laverde, Avianca’s vice president of Network Operations.
For his part, Marcel Di Muzio, Commercial Director of the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, assured that the reopening of the Miami-Barranquilla-Miami route “contributes to the economic reactivation of the city and the region, within the process of gradual reopening of the operations, in coordination with Civil Aeronautics, complying with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on biosecurity ”.
Nowadays from Barranquilla airport there is also an international connection with Miami through American Airlines and with Fort Lauderdale with Spirit Airlines. ILikewise, Copa Airlines reactivated its Barranquilla-Panama City route.