Cutting the ceremonial ribbon at Miami Airport on 2 December to celebrate the arrival of VivaColombia’s first flight to the US (from Medellin) were: Marta Lucía Jaramillo Martínez, Consul General of Colombia; Ken Pyatt, Miami-Dade Aviation Deputy Director; Juan Emilio Posada, Co-Founder, VivaColombia; and Luis German Restrepo, Executive Director, ProColombia. The new route will operate four times weekly using the airline’s 180-seat A320s. There was also a special cake to mark the event and live music at the gate for departing passengers.
- VivaColombia has made Miami (MIA) its first destination in the US with the launch of four times weekly flights from Medellin (MDE). The 2,242-kilometre route launched on 2 December and will be flown by the LCCs 180-seat A320s. The route is already served by American Airlines (double-daily flights) and Avianca (daily flights). A second route from Bogota to Miami will begin on 16 December. “We are proud to welcome VivaColombia to our growing roster of airlines, and to provide our travellers with another travel option to Medellin and Bogota,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “With nearly 1.3 million passengers annually, Colombia is our second-busiest international market, and we look forward to serving more travellers on these popular routes with VivaColombia.” See how Miami Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.