Avianca will gradually resume its international operations from Colombia starting September 28, and will increase flights to different destinations, after the respective authorizations, the airline said in a statement.
Initially, the company will operate to 16 international destinations from Bogota and Medellin.
- September 28: Flights from Medellin to Miami and New York.
- October 1: Operations from Bogota to Guayaquil, Quito, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Miami and New York.
- October 15: Cancun, Guatemala City, La Paz, Punta Cana, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santiago de Chile, San Salvador, Santo Domingo and Washington.
The company resumes operations on these dates after coordination with the aeronautical authorities regarding available flight slots at each airport, different operating authorizations, network revision and adaptation to demand. All of this is done in order to offer a safe operation and to give Avianca customers enough time to meet the corresponding requirements, such as taking the PCR test for the destinations that require it.
“We are very happy with the reopening of the international operation from Colombia, this will allow us to connect families and businesses and in turn reactivate the supply chain of this sector that drives thousands of Colombians,” said Anko van der Werff, President of Avianca.
The initial fleet for the international operation will be 34 aircraft, including Airbus A319, A320 and Boeing 787. During these months, the entire fleet underwent preventive maintenance checks to protect its general condition and ensure its availability.
Recommendations made by the airline to passengers:
- All passengers should take their temperature at the terminals and wear a mask at all stages of the trip. If the flight lasts more than two hours, they must change the mask at least once.
- Passengers entering Colombia must present a PCR test with a negative result no more than 96 hours before boarding. Those who leave the country must consult the requirements according to their destination.
- Passengers must report their health status in the Coronapp application prior to the trip, and during the 14 days following the trip.
- 24 hours before the flight and up to one hour before, the passengers must fill out the form ‘Pre check-in migratory’ available in the web page of Migración Colombia.
- Carry out the check-in process on the website or mobile application of the airline. We suggest you print it out at home or save it in your cell phone.
- Arrive 3 hours in advance and without a companion.
- If you have symptoms such as fever, nausea, head or body pain or breathing difficulties, you should not travel.
- Check in advance the restrictions in force at the destination and prepare the necessary documents for the trip.
- Constantly wash their hands, carry and use antibacterial products.