Avianca Restarting Flights from Medellin to Miami, New York on September 28; American Airlines Relaunches Miami-Medellin Service
Avianca – Colombia’s biggest airline – on September 24 announced the restart of four times/week nonstop services between New York, Miami and Medellin’s Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) starting September 28.
Simultaneously, American Airlines announced September 24 the immediate restart of five times/week service between Medellin and Miami.
Then, starting October 1, Avianca relaunches nonstop services to/from Bogota and Cancun, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, La Paz, Mexico City, Punta Cana, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador, Santo Domingo, São Paulo, Santa Cruz, Santiago and Washington, DC.
All these flights had been suspended since the Covid-19 quarantine started last March.
Avianca’s very first international flight from Colombia in seven months departs MDE 10 am Monday, September 28, in an Airbus 320, arriving Miami International at 2:25 p.m.
Commenting on the restarts, Avianca airport director Juan Carlos Peláez stated: “Without a doubt, Antioquia is a very important destination for Avianca. We have our [aircraft] maintenance center here and from the José María Córdova airport we fly directly to national and international destinations.”
New Passenger Regulations
- “All travelers must undergo temperature measurements at terminals and wear face masks at all stages of the trip. If the flight lasts more than two hours, they will have to change the mask at least once,” according to Avianca.
- “Passengers entering Colombia will have to present a PCR test [for Covid-19] with a negative result no longer than 96 hours before boarding. Those who leave Colombia should consult the requirements according to their destination.
- “Passengers must report their health status in the Coronapp application prior to the trip, and during the 14 days following the trip.
- “24 hours before the flight and up to one hour before, passengers must fill out the ‘Pre-check-in immigration’ form available on the Migración Colombia website.
- “Perform the check-in process on the airline’s website or mobile application. It is suggested to print it at home or save it on your cell phone.
- “Arrive 3 hours in advance and unaccompanied in the terminal.
- “If you have symptoms such as fever, nausea, headache or body pain, or breathing difficulties, then you should not travel.
- “Check in advance the restrictions in force at the destination and prepare the necessary documents for the trip.
- “Constantly wash hands, carry and use antibacterial products.”