New Colombian domestic airline AerOasis announced that it plans to begin service before the end of 2010, initially with three Airbus A320s.
AerOasis director Nicolas Cortazar said that the airline is finalizing deals to secure ownership of the new aircrafts.
“We plan to launch this year. We’re now in phase two of the certification process in Colombia and hope to get government approval by October,” said the director.
Cortazar went on to explain that the airline’s aim is to begin serving some of Colombia’s domestic routes before the start of the Christmas peak season.
According to reports, AerOasis is in talks with Chilean airline LAN, and the two carriers may work in partnership.
“LAN is interested in doing something with us. For now they are helping with certification and getting us started – that’s it. We’ll have to see how it goes,” said Cortazar.
AerOasis will be based in Bogota and has already been approved for fourteen domestic routes.