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New Montreal-Bogotá route with Avianca takes off

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  •   04-04-2024  8:14 am
  •   Pax Global Media

New Montreal-Bogotá route with Avianca takes off
La Candelaria, the historic centre of Bogotá. (Shutterstock/Gabriel Leonardo Guerrero)
Pax Global Media

Canadian travellers have a new direct flight from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia, as Avianca on Wednesday (April 3) launched its inaugural flight.

The airline will run four weekly flights on an Airbus A320 aircraft, accommodating 180 passengers.

"Thanks to the joint work with airports and authorities, our first flight takes off on the Montreal-Bogotá route, an incredible opportunity to continue promoting tourism, business, and new opportunities between our entire region and Canada," said Ana María Copete, director of commercial development at Avianca, in a news release.

Carmen Caballero, president of ProColombia, the nation's promotion agency, added that the new Avianca flight “allows more travellers to explore the magic of both nations.”

“We invite people from Montreal to visit Colombia and see why our country is a trendy destination with unparalleled beauty and meaningful travel experiences for all,” Caballero said.

In a statement, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) welcomed Avianca to the YUL family.

"This route offers our passengers additional options for direct access to the capital of Colombia. It's also a new gateway to South and Central America and it is great news for Québec's Latino community," said Yves Beauchamp, president and CEO of ADM.

Bogotá is Colombia’s high-altitude multicultural capital in the Andes mountains. La Candelaria, its cobblestoned centre, features colonial-era landmarks, such as the neoclassical performance hall Teatro Colón and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco.

Beyond the city lies natural wonders and villages. From the awe-inspiring Zipaquira salt cathedral to the mystical allure of Guatavita Lake, each destination promises an unforgettable adventure.

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