Turkish Airlines has announced 2 new flights between Bogota and Istanbul, increasing to seven the number of weekly frequencies between the two countries. For its part, Viva Aerobus announced that it will make a frequency between Bogotá and Cancun available to travelers, starting in December. Added to the above is the decision of the United Kingdom regarding the lifting of restrictions -as a result of the pandemic- for the arrival of travelers from Colombia.
This has been the panorama of the reactivation of the skies in the country during the last weeks. Previously, the sector had already received with optimism the announcement of 31 new routes during 2021.
For Flavia Santoro, president of ProColombia, “recovering the country’s air connectivity has been one of the priorities within the economic reactivation and, thanks to joint promotion work with airlines, airports, destinations and tour operators in our country, we have managed to reconnect Colombia with the world ”.
These positive results have come as industry leaders continue to promote initiatives that contribute to the reactivation. Between October 24 and 26, the ALTA Leaders Forum was held, a meeting that brought together in Bogotá, Colombia, more than 350 senior executives of the commercial aviation industry and government representatives, to discuss the promotion of aviation safer, more efficient and more sustainable in Latin America and the Caribbean. This event, supported by ProColombia, was attended by President Iván Duque and the transport ministers; trade, industry and tourism; Aerocivil and ProColombia.
ProColombia Vice President of Tourism, Gilberto Salcedo, highlighted the importance of the aeronautical industry for the recovery of the country and especially tourism, where the work with the airlines that operate in the country has been crucial for the results and positive projections that in the last months have been obtaining. Likewise, the participating airlines showed the progress they have made in terms of resuming operations and their long-term prospects in the face of the reactivation of the sector.
During this meeting, ProColombia held meetings with seven airlines where the challenges and opportunities that can contribute to improving air connectivity in the country and its six tourist regions were reviewed.
One of the great achievements of the ALTA Leaders Forum has been the commitment between the tourism ministers of Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador to explore a joint initiative to foster regional cooperation.
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