Published On: Tue, Feb 4th, 2014

More direct flights between Bogota and Europe to come available

flights

United Kingdom and Portugal in June and July will join the list of countries to be connected to Bogota, Colombia by direct flights, local media reported Monday.

With Avianca about to land its first flight at Heathrow Airport in London, marking the age of direct flights from Bogota to the United Kingdom as well as to Lisbon, Portugal – meaning that there are now direct flights from Bogota to five major European countries.

MORE: Growing business opportunities between UK and Colombia

Although flights to Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris have been available for a while, with the lack of direct flights between Bogota and London, those wishing to make the trip must go either via the United States or Madrid – a costly and inefficient route. Therefore, there was growing excitement when Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nick Clegg, told El Tiempo newspaper that “as of June there will be direct flights between the two countries.” The British official went on to explain that the “plan is to start with four flights a week, with the potential to increase it to seven.”

Portuguese airliner TAP will also, as of July 1, have direct flights between Lisbon and Bogota. According to German Santamaria, Colombia’s ambassador in Portugal, the creation of the new route is “the realization of an idea we have been working on for some time.”

The new direct flights are as a result of a growing trade between Colombia and both the United Kingdom and Portugal such as the 2011 investment of US $240 million by the United Kingdom into Colombian railways.

 Sources

The post More direct flights between Bogota and Europe to come available appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.


For website development, online marketing and promotion,
check out The Q Media


If you enjoyed this piece, please SHARE IT so other readers can find it and enjoy it.

Recent Posts

TCO bottom

June 30, 2016, Comments Off on TCO bottom

TCO Bottom2

June 30, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Bottom2

TCO Sidebar

June 30, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Sidebar
César López plays an Escopetarra at Bolívar Square in Bogotá

The Escopetarra

June 27, 2016, Comments Off on The Escopetarra
maria_claudia_lacouture

Colombia wants Pacific Alliance to negotiate trade with post-Brexit UK

June 27, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia wants Pacific Alliance to negotiate trade with post-Brexit UK
farc_weapons

Where Colombia’s FARC rebels will be demobilizing and disarming (map)

June 27, 2016, Comments Off on Where Colombia’s FARC rebels will be demobilizing and disarming (map)
europe_flag

Colombia peso gains, stocks drop amid Brexit market scare

June 24, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia peso gains, stocks drop amid Brexit market scare
john_kerry

US celebrates ceasefire in Colombia

June 24, 2016, Comments Off on US celebrates ceasefire in Colombia
uber_large

Colombia begins clamping down on Uber; 1200 vehicles seized

June 23, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia begins clamping down on Uber; 1200 vehicles seized
Party in Colombia