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New Route of the Day – Americas (2 June 2024): Avianca between Medellin and Aruba

ARUBA Cake of the Week

Avianca introduced seasonal flights between Medellin and Aruba on Sunday 2 June. The 4-weekly 920-kilometre service will be maintained on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the 180-seat A320 aircraft. Avianca will compete directly against Wingo’s 3-weekly rotations between the two cities.

Flight AV232 departs Medellin at 08:00 local time, arriving in Aruba at 10:40 local time. The return service, operating as AV233, takes off from Queen Beatrix International Airport at 11:45 local time, touching back down in Colombia at 12:25 local time.

What they said

Rolando Damas, Sales Director for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean at Avianca, said: “At Avianca, we are proud to contribute to the connectivity and growth of the region with new routes to the most attractive destinations, offering flexible products and increasingly competitive prices that have allowed around 16% of our travellers to fly with us for the first time. On this occasion, and with this new route, we want travellers to discover one of Colombia’s most attractive destinations or the beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and vibrant atmosphere of Aruba.”

Ronella Croes, CEO at Aruba Tourism Authority, added: “Today marks a proud moment as we celebrate the inaugural MED-AUA flight becoming a monthly seasonal route with Avianca being the most successful airline in Aruba in 2023, representing 40% of the visitors from the LATAM market share, we are confident that this added connection will enhance our growth and success. We look forward to the continued benefits this partnership will bring to our community, our visitors, and beyond.”

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Avianca is Aruba’s largest airline to Latin America

Avianca’s new service between Medellin and Aruba complements its existing 11-weekly flights between Bogota and the Caribbean island. Avianca holds the largest market share for seat capacity to Latin America at Aruba Airport, standing at 33%.

The new service grows seat capacity between Medellin and Aruba by 90% compared to 2023, with Medellin holding a 17% market share at Aruba Airport of all capacity from Latin America. Additionally, Medellin is evolving into a crucial connecting hub for Avianca, boasting over 20 domestic and international routes.

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