Avianca Airlines opened operations between the Colombian city of Medellín and the tourist Dominican town of Punta Cana.
The route will have frequencies every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday using Airbus A320 aircraft, with a capacity for 150 passengers, and an offer of more than 4,000 seats per month.
The launch of the flight is the third direct route offered by Avianca from Colombia to the Dominican Republic, with others from Punta Cana and Santo Domingo to Bogotá.
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After the ribbon-cutting that started the route, Felipe Gutiérrez, Avianca’s sales manager for the Dominican Republic, highlighted that the new link marks the beginning of an important stage of tourist reactivation and brings two wonderful destinations even closer to knowing and visit, and further shortening its borders.
Meanwhile, Natalia Gómez Bosso, second Secretary of the Colombian embassy in the country, defined Punta Cana as an “appetizing” destination for its endless attractions of sun, beaches, hotels, fun, and natural paradises that attract Colombians.
She stressed that in 2019 more than 100,000 nationals of her country visited the Dominican Republic and so far in 2021, even in the midst of the pandemic, more than 22,000 Colombians have arrived in Quisqueya.
In this sense, she trusted that after the opening of these four weekly Avianca frequencies, the visit of Colombian tourists to the country, such as that of Dominicans interested in learning about the treasures of that nation, will continue to reposition itself as one of the top-emitting countries of tourists from South America.
“Our mission is clear: to offer more and better direct connectivity options for the regions of Colombia, stimulating the reactivation of tourism”, said Avianca’s Colombia Sales Director, Ana María Copete.
She explained that Antioquia, the department of which Medellín is the capital, “has always been a relevant region for Avianca,” according to a company statement.
“That is why we want to continue strengthening our network of routes from Medellín, with competitive prices for our clients and a simpler product that allows them to customize their trip according to their needs”, said Copete.
Currently, the Colombian airline operates an average of 43 monthly flights to the Dominican Republic from Bogotá and throughout its network flies 80 routes with more than 129 thousand weekly seats available.