For a few years there has been talk of a process of transformation in air transport in our country, thanks to the strengthening of the supply of flights and the growth in the movement of national and international passengers in the country.
Today, according to IATA, Colombia ranks third in Latin America among the nationals with the best air connection, growing by 34% in recent years, and surpassing countries such as Argentina and Panama. In fact, five key international passenger markets are related to Colombian routes: Bogotá-Panama; Bogotá- Mexico City; Bogota- Miami; Bogota-Lima; and Bogotá – Madrid. And three domestic routes are in the top 100 global: Bogotá-Medellín; Bogota-Cartagena; and Bogotá-Cali.
“Without a doubt, this brings to the country great opportunities for economic growth, greater supply and demand, improvement in competitiveness indices and therefore quality in the air market, but it also allows us to build a more consolidated portfolio for Travel Agencies, that encourages the creation of more attractive tourist packages with new destinations, ”said Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
According to ANATO calculations, based on Civil Aviation figures, between January and October 2019, more than 34 million national and international travelers were mobilized, which meant 10% more than what was reported in the same period of 2018.
This has been marked by the entry into operation of new airlines in Colombia, the expansion in the number of routes, infrastructure works at the different airports in the country and the positive image that most strongly reaches abroad over our regions.