The head of the Transportation portfolio has high expectations with the reactivation of air operations between Colombia and the neighboring country and hopes that more airlines will join the initiative
Archive image of one of the Turpial Airlines planes. Photo: Svva.aviation
The Colombian ambassador to Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, announced on the afternoon of November 2 that air operations between the two countries will resume starting this Monday, November 7.< /p>
“Watch out! The Venezuelan government informs us that as of Monday the air operation begins to work between Colombia and Venezuela. Our state airline Satena will fly Bogotá – Caracas, and the Venezuelan airline Turpial will fly the route Caracas – Bogotá”, assured the diplomat through his Twitter account.
Finally, this Monday, November 7, a historic date for Colombia and Venezuela is added, at 5:00 p.m. m. The arrival of the first flight of the Turpial airline, coming from Caracas, Venezuela, is scheduled to arrive at El Dorado Airport in Bogotá.
From the Ministry of Transportation they reported that after the landing, there will be a formal act with the Minister of Transportation, the director (e) of the Civil Aeronautics and officials of the airline that will arrive on the flight.< /p>
The Minister of Transportation, Guillermo Reyes, sent an emotional message full of emotions for the reestablishment of air operations between Colombia and Venezuela. Preparations are the order of the day in Colombia to receive the first flight.
“With a big celebration,As it should be, we await the first flight from Caracas to Bogotá from the Turpiales airline. It will be the first of the flights with which the entire air operation is reactivated”, stated Guillermo Reyes, Minister of Transport of Colombia.
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The Minister of TransportHe also indicated that next Wednesday, November 9, the first flight from Colombia to Venezuela will be made, through the airline Satena.
The airline that would begin the The first trip would be Wingo, which has always maintained its will to operate these routes. However, the first will be Satena, which has drawn wide criticism for its prices, which would be worth close to 2 million pesos.
“< i>Wingo has authorization from Aerocivil and has accredited compliance with the requirements before the Venezuelan authority regarding the route Bogotá-Caracas-Bogotá< i>, with seven weekly frequencies. It is ready to market its flights once the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Venezuela authorizes it”, indicated the Aerocivil as mentioned by the economic newspaper La República.
Likewise, the one that would follow in the implementation process would be Avianca, which through a statement expressed its enthusiasm for the opening of borders and the positive impact that it will bring to the countries and assured that it is carrying out the respective processes to activate as soon as possible. their activity.
“From Avianca we receive with great optimism the news related to the reopening of the border between Colombia and Venezuela from September 26. Four months ago we formally started the operational and regulatory process to activate our Bogotá-Caracas flight and we are ready to reconnect two sister countries. Recently, we received the endorsement from the Venezuelan authorities so that our technical team can visit the Maiquetía airport. Meanwhile, we are still waiting for permission to market the flight, so that we can start operating it in the next two or three months. ”, added Felipe Gómez, Director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability at Avianca.