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First International Flight From Colombia Will Be to U.S.

The reactivation of international flights in Colombia will begin with the first commercial flight between Cartagena and Miami on Sept. 19 to be operated by U.S. low-cost airline Spirit Airlines. According to Colombian news outlet Semana, Cartagena International Airport will be the first Colombian hub to receive international flights due to Bogota's mayor's resistance to facilitate the entry and exit international traffic to and from El Dorado International Airport. However, it is expected to be defined that in the coming…

Peruvian Government Announces Oct. 1 Restart of International Flights

Peruvian Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Estremaydoro indicated that the country's sanitation protocols necessary to begin international service will be defined this month in concordance with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and airlines representatives. As a…

Bolivia Will Reopen Its Airspace in September

Following a meeting of the cabinet, the interim Government of Bolivia announced on August 27 at that the country will reopen its airspace in September, among other measures to relax the quarantine that has been in force in the country for five months. The country will go into next month…

Avianca Resumes Operations in Colombia

Avianca announced that on September 1 the carrier will return to the Colombian skies, connecting from Bogotá to destinations such as Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Medellín, Montería, Pereira and San Andrés; From September 7 it will restart operations from Bogotá to Pasto, Santa Marta and Villavicencio, and from Medellín…

Qatar Airways Becomes Third Airline to Suspend Its Route to…

Qatar Airways joins Air New Zealand and Emirates in announcing that it will halt flights to Argentina. The three airlines confirmed that operations will not be resumed to the South American country even after the restrictions for commercial flights ends. On April 24 earlier this year Air New Zealand was…

Colombia to End Quarantine in September – Domestic Flights to…

On August 25, Colombian President Iván Duque announced that on September 1, a new stage of “selective isolation” and “individual distancing” will begin. In this framework, he ratified the resumption of domestic flights only, authorizing all the country's airports, except those located in cities that still have a COVID-19 high…

Panama Begins International Operations, Copa Resumes Flights

According to ALNNEWS, after five months of restrictions to control the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Controlled Operations Center for the Interconnection of International Aviation began operating on Aug. 14, at the Panamanian Tocumen International Airport. The Panamanian government put into force on July 31 a decree that allows…

Norwegian to Re-Open U.K. Operations

Norwegian announced that it is ready to re-open operations from the UK on July 1 after being suspended for three months. The Oslo-based carrier will operate a few flights from Gatwick and Edinburgh to select destinations in Scandinavia. In a statement, Norwegian’s CEO Jacob Schram said, “Feedback from our customers…