Colombian Aviation authorities granted 20 new international route permissions to Colombian airlines in an attempt to bring the ticket price down and boost international trips, newspaper La Republica reported on Wednesday.
The permission, which will make the airlines less dependent on domestic flights, was granted to Avianca, Aires and Aero República.
Aires will add weekly flights from Bogota to New York and back, and daily frequencies from Barranquilla, Cali, and Cartagena to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. It will also fly the Bogota-Sao Paulo, and Rionegro-Mexico City frequencies, with Boeing 373-700 aircrafts.
Aviaca will fly Bogota-Orlando-Bogota everyday, and Bogota-San Jose (Costa RIca)-Bogota. It will also add frequencies from Bogota to Sao Paulo, Fort Laudrdale, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Aruba, and Curaçao.
Aero Republica will add frequencies from Bogota to Santo Domingo, Aruba, San Jose (Costa Rica), Panama, Sao Paulo, and Miami.
The report says that Colombia aviation authorities are brokering a bilateral agreement with Dubai for new direct flights between the two countries.