Foreign tourism to Medellin continues to grow at a fast clip, according to latest statistics provided to Medellin Herald from the Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Spanish airline Iberia announced November 24 that it will launch three-times-a-week, nonstop service between Medellin’s international airport and Madrid starting March 26 – hence eliminating the current stop in Cali, Colombia.
The new “Wingo” subsidiary of Copa Airlines announced October 20 that on December 2 it will launch four-times-a-week, non-stop service from Medellin’s international airport (MDE) to Panama Pacifico airport.
Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir announced March 8 that -- thanks to the recent relaxation of visa requirements – it will resume twice-a-week nonstop flights from Medellin’s international airport at Rionegro to the Caribbean island of Aruba.
Colombian government business development promotion agency ProColombia announced January 6 that business and pleasure-oriented tourism to Colombia continues to grow thanks in part to expanded non-stop international flight offerings to major cities including Medellin.
A new report from Colombian government promotion agency Procolombia reveals that foreign tourist arrivals to Medellin from January through September 2015 jumped 26% year-on-year, totaling 187,959 visitors.
U.S.-based airline giant Delta announced November 12 that it will begin daily non-stop service between Medellin and its huge Atlanta hub starting December 19, while Colombia-based “low-cost” airline VivaColombia launches daily service between Medellin and Miami on December 2.