Flights link Bogotá and Barbados


BogotaBOGOTÁ, Columbia – Thousands of South Americans keen on taking a holiday in Barbados will have a new non-stop option via Avianca from Dec. 2.
The new Bogotá to Bridgetown direct flights, with flying time of just three hours and 10 minutes, will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. CEO William Griffith said the new service was welcomed by Latin America tour operator partners, adding that the joint marketing strategy with Avianca would focus on positioning Barbados as an enchanting getaway for families with children and for couples.
These promotional efforts commenced with a familiarization trip with Avianca’s top-producing travel agencies and tour operators. Local industry partners will also conduct a roadshow mid-November to network with key operators in Bogota.
“This service will allow multi-generational travelers and those seeking a romantic getaway to plan three, four or seven-day trips, which we see as critical for the long-term success of this exciting new service. We believe this service will also attract travelers from nearby South American cities seeking a convenient connection to Bridgetown,” Griffith said.
Avianca’s Caribbean operations already include chartered flights to Aruba, Curaçao, Cancun, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico.