Avianca will connect Asunción with Bogotá directly starting on December 16 with three weekly flights and since January the frequency will be daily, said Wednesday the director of Aeronautical Affairs of the Colombian airline, Jorge Serrano.
These flights will be operated with 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, and later there will be fleets of Airbus A320, with capacity for 160 passengers, Serrano said at a press conference offered at the headquarters of the National Directorate of Civil Aviation of Paraguay (Dinac) .
Flights from Bogotá will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 21.35 local time, while from Asunción they will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 07:25 local, with a journey of five hours and a half.
Serrano said that the direct route between the capitals of Colombia and Paraguay "will be an unbeatable bet" for users originating in Asunción, since they will have access to about 70 national and international destinations through the connection center in Bogotá.
The Colombian company's commitment to the Paraguayan market adds to the one currently made by its Peruvian subsidiary, connecting Lima with Asunción and vice versa in daily flight.
"While Avianca Peru is working, today Avianca Colombia opens up a number of routes in a relevant event, (because) it is not only going to connect us with Colombia, which is a growing market for Paraguay," he said. President of the Dinac.
Melgarejo commented that the realization of this air route "was something dreamed up by the governments of both countries" and that presidents Iván Duque, from Colombia, and Mario Abdo Benítez, from Paraguay spoke about this project personally.
This new destination of Avianca, which operates without interruptions of 1919, is framed "in the transformation plan announced this year, which is constantly reviewing the performance of routes to operate those that customers most request and meet profitability criteria" , the company said in a statement.
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