On 17 July, Pereira Airport celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and refreshments served to passengers, the inaugural flight of Avianca to New York JFK, which is operated thrice-weekly via Cartagena.
- Avianca, which in the previous week added domestic flights between Bogota and Villavicencio, continued to expand its network with three new services this week, all of which were launched on 17 July with thrice-weekly flights, using its 120-seat A319s. The Star Alliance member launched operations on the 623-kilometre sector from Pereira (PEI) to Cartagena (CTG), a route that is already operated by VivaColombia’s four weekly operations. In addition, the same day, this carrier launched flights from Pereira (PEI) to New York JFK, NY (JFK) via Cartagena (CTG). Nevertheless, the new service from Cartagena (CTG) to New York JFK, NY (JFK) will fly in direct competition with JetBlue Airways’ six weekly flights. Avianca is also flying to New York JFK from Bogota (twice-daily), Medellin (daily), San Salvador (twice-daily) and San Pedro Sula (twice-weekly). See our recent airline analysis of Avianca. Also, see how Pereira Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.