On June 4, 2015, American Airlines, the world’s largest airline and the leading U.S. carrier in Latin America, will launch a new route between Miami and Barranquilla. The inaugural flight will begin at Miami International Airport and land at the Aeropuerto Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz. Travelers will now experience a world-renowned carnival, excellent wellness centers and a growing business hub in Colombia.
Currently, American Airlines offers direct flights from Miami and Dallas/Fort Worth to Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport, as well as daily flights from Miami International Airport to Medellin’s José María Córdova International Airport and Cali’s Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport. The airline operates more than 1,750 weekly flights to destinations throughout Latin America. This new Miami-Barranquilla route will operate daily with an Airbus A319, totaling 896 seats weekly, says Procolombia, the government agency in charge of promoting trade, tourism, investment and country brand.
These flights highlight the rapidly expanding city of Barranquilla, which has recently grown to be the fourth largest city in Colombia, after Bogota, Medellin, and Cali, according to Procolombia. Barranquilla is known for offering attractive business opportunities, innovative cultural experiences and beautiful vacation spots.
“Over the past few years, Barranquilla has increasingly solidified its reputation to that of a chic, business getaway. While the city already attracts thousands of visitors for the annual Carnival of Barranquilla, declared World Cultural Heritage Event by UNESCO in 2003, people are increasingly visiting the city throughout the entire year for business,” said Maria Claudia Lacouture, President of Procolombia.
According to Procolombia, from 2010-2014, the number of international tourists visiting Colombia has increased 56 percent. In 2014 alone, 376,410 U.S. tourists traveled to Colombia for tourism and business purposes. This growth is accompanied by more than 1376,614 weekly seats on international flights to Colombia. This new American Airlines route provides an additional option for U.S. travelers in Colombia.
“American Airlines is pleased to provide our customers with a broader route network in Latin America by adding our fourth destination in Colombia- Barranquilla,” said Art Torno, senior vice president of American Airlines for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. “Barranquilla is an exciting city with a growing business appeal. Our hope is that this new route will further promote Colombia as an important destination for tourists and business travelers alike.”
Starting June 4, 2015, travelers can visit Barranquilla with American Airlines’ new direct flight. Learn more about Barranquilla
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