Avianca increases air services Aruba
Avianca, the Colombian airline that is headquartered in Bogota increased its air services to Aruba from 7 to 11 weekly flights. Avianca has been flying to Aruba for more than 90 years. In December 2015, Aruba eliminated the visa requirements for Colombians to visit Aruba, which made it more attractive for Colombians to travel to Aruba, be it for tourism or for business.
Since April 17, 2017 4 additional weekly flights have been added to Avianca’s current itinerary. The flights are carried out in the mornings from Friday through Monday. The flights are carried out with an Airbus 319 and increases the capacity on the Aruba – Bogota route with 37% in 2017.
Besides Colombia other regional markets will benefits from better connections. Bogota is one of the major hubs in Latina America.
AAA has a strong relationship with Avianca and wishes to explore new markets in the region. One of Aruba Airport’s wishes is to connect Aruba with Lima, Peru. Lima is an important hub in South America as well. AAA Air Service Development Manager, Jo-Anne Arends expressed that these long-term plans are being discussed with Avianca.