The expectation before the date of reactivation of international flights at Ernesto Cortissoz airport of Barranquilla is maintained, because the Government has not yet given the green light for it.
With the route Miami – Barranquilla – Miami of the airline American Airlines, the reactivation will be given because the airline confirmed its willingness to resume it from October 1, the probable date for the restart of the international operation from the capital of the Atlantic.
The reopening of flights It will be given after the fulfillment of some observations that Migración Colombia had presented Regarding the area of the passenger rooms, which must have a maximum occupancy of 30% of their capacity.
“Migración Colombia had to give the go-ahead to the airport after verifying compliance with all protocols, and yesterday it issued that go-ahead and passed the information to the Civil Aviation Authority. The airport is already complying with all the requirements and now the ball is in the hands of Aerocivil. American Airlines has scheduled the first flight to Miami for this October 1, ”said Efraín Cepeda Tarud, who has assumed as president of the Atlantic Inter-Union Committee since October 1.
The union leader assured that for the reactivation of the different sectors in the department it is important to have international air connectivity since the value chain that activates the airport industry is very important and especially in sectors that were affected by the pandemic such as hotels, restaurants, transportation and others.
Before the pandemic, the Barranquilla airport operated four international routes to Miami, Panama, Aruba and Curaçao with the airlines American, Avianca, Copa, Aruba Airlines and Ez Air. Spirit had announced a new route to Fort Lauderdale (USA) in April this year, but could not enter due to the closure of flights.
The company reported that it plans to reactivate it in the last quarter of this year, with November as the most likely date.