Iberia airlines to expand weekly flights between Spain, Colombia

Posted on Jun 24 2014 - 5:28pm by Today News
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Spain’s Iberia airline announced that the company will be expanding its weekly flights between Madrid and Colombia’s capital, Bogota to take advantage of increasing business and tourist travel national media reported on Monday.

Beginning in August, the Spanish airline will increase its weekly flights across the Atlantic from seven to 10 in order to provide more travel opportunities for both tourism and business, according to Colombia’s Portafolio financial magazine.

“This [ease of doing business], coupled with the demographic potential and level of training for the population, make it an exceedingly attractive nation.”

“Colombia is a big focus in terms of investment, which is attracting lots of capital… since it is very highly rated in terms of business risk and ease of doing business,” said Iberia’s Latin American director, Frederic Martinez.

“This, coupled with the demographic potential and level of training for the population, make it an exceedingly attractive nation.”

In addition to adding more flights between the two nations, the Spanish airline also sealed a deal with LAN Colombia to offer connections to seven popular Colombian destinations including: Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Pereira, Bucaramanga, and Santa Marta.

The Spanish airline plans to add two weekly flights between the capitals in August with an additional flight being added in September, bringing the total number of flights to 10 per week.

Turn-around for Bogota airport

In April, Bogota’s El Dorado international airport was ranked among the worst in the world, which was attributed to cramped boarding spaces that led to frequent delays.

MORE: Bogota’s El Dorado ranked among world’s worst airports

However, construction of a new domestic terminal, finished last October, has seen congestion ease, with new routes being put on by Colombia’s flag carrier, Avianca.

MORE: Colombia airport’s new terminal ready for take off

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