Latam Colombia will recover 100% its offer in July.

Latam Colombia announced Tuesday the growth plan to be implemented in the second half of the year in the country, which proposes an investment that will be reflected in the incorporation of three Airbus A320 aircraft and a 20% growth in the number of seats offered on domestic routes to achieve the recovery of 100% of its offer in July, finally reaching pre-pandemic levels for the same month in 2019.

In terms of supply, it will continue with its strategy of decentralizing its Bogotá operation, which will leverage the growth of its domestic network to reach 15 domestic destinations with 27 routes.

Thus, on July 1, the Medellín-Cúcuta route will start operating with seven weekly frequencies. And in August, passengers will be able to fly directly to Bucaramanga from Medellín with four weekly frequencies operated by Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.

Also, weekly frequencies will be gradually increased on eight routes operated directly from Cali and Medellín to reach 35 additional weekly frequencies by August, Portafolio reported.

“The reconfiguration of the air market in Colombia has allowed us to achieve positive results. Undoubtedly, the local market is offering an opportunity for growth and Latam Group to be a protagonist in this transformation,” said Santiago Alvarez, CEO of Latam Colombia.

On the other hand, with the arrival of the three additional Airbus A320 aircraft, Latam Colombia’s fleet will consist of 7 Airbus A319s and 12 Airbus A320s. Of the latter 11 have already undergone the process of total renovation of the interior of the cabins, including the increase in capacity to 180 seats, which began in 2019. Initially, the aircraft to be incorporated to the fleet will be based in Medellín.

“The investment projected for the second half of 2021 is strategic for the Group in its process of reorganization and recovery from the crisis generated by the pandemic. In the end, we are facing a situation where the country, the consumer, airport concessionaires and travel agencies have much to gain from the development – increasingly clearer – of a market with lower levels of concentration in a single airline operator”, said Álvarez.

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