Avianca commenced operations on a new Colombian domestic route between Bogota and Corozal on 12 October, with the later airport holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new connection from the nation’s capital. The Star Alliance member will use its fleet of A318s on the route, facing competition from SATENA.
- Avianca launched a new domestic connection from its base at Bogota (BOG) on 12 October, initiating a daily service to Corozal (CZU). The Star Alliance member will operate a daily A318 rotation on the 528-kilometre sector and is poised to face direct competition from SATENA, with the latter operating 10 weekly flights between the two airports. According to the latest data obtainable from the Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics, 33,536 passengers flew between Bogota and Corozal airports in 2016, up 18% versus the 28,495 passengers that travelled between the destinations in 2015. The latter year also saw traffic jump by close to 37% when compared to the levels encountered in 2014, a year which witnessed 20,835 passengers flying between the two points. Along with Bogota, OAG schedules indicate that there are also regular flights from Corozal to Medellin. See how Corozal Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.