Seen cutting the ribbon in Madrid to officially open Air Europa’s new service to Bogota are: Juan José Hidalgo, President of Air Europa; Ramón Gandarias Alonso de Celis, Colombia Ambassador to Spain; and Elena Mayoral, Madrid Airport Director. Flights on the 8,026-kilometre sector will be flown daily on the carrier’s 787-8 fleet.
In Bogota, a gift exchange took place to celebrate the arrival of Air Europa to the Colombian capital. Presenting a plague to Juan José Hidalgo, President of Air Europa, is Andrés Ortega Rezk, GM of Opain. S.A, the company which operates and manages El Dorado International Airport. Joining them to help cut the ribbon is Enrique Stellabatti, VP of Turismo de ProColombia.
- Air Europa commenced service from Madrid (MAD) to its newest South American destination on 28 June. The SkyTeam member inaugurated flights to Bogota (BOG), a route which will operate daily on the carrier’s 787-8 fleet. As a result of Air Europa’s launch on the sector, means that all three major alliances now serve this 8,026-kilometre city pair, with Avianca of Star Alliance serving the route twice-daily, while Iberia of oneworld serves it daily. Bogota becomes the ninth route (first in Colombia) for Air Europa from Madrid to South America. The airline already serves Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Lima, Montevideo, Santa Cruz, Salvador and Sao Paulo Guarulhos from the Spanish capital. Bogota becomes the second 787-8 destination for Air Europa, with the carrier also using the type on its route from Madrid to Miami. See how Bogota Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.