MONTREAL — Starting Jan. 16 Air Canada will operate a new weekly flight from Montreal to Bogota.
The new B787 route is in addition to Air Canada’s existing year-round flights from Toronto to Bogota.
ProColombia, the government entity in charge of promoting tourism to the country, says Colombia is set to continue supporting this market’s growth throughout the recovery process. Canada has been Identified as a key market for the Colombian capital.
ProColombia notes that both Air Canada and El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá have introduced extensive and comprehensive measures to ensure that visitors feel safe and confident when travelling.
Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport is just one of three airports worldwide to be awarded the highest rating in biosafety issues, receiving five stars from the British firm Skytrax’s audit, which evaluated the measures taken by airports to combat the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile Air Canada’s CleanCare+ program has been in place since May 2020.
“We celebrate the launching of this new route with the Canadian market and we consider it an important step towards seeing our tourism industry back on track,” says Flavia Santoro, President of ProColombia.
She adds: “This direct flight with Montreal also opens a door for new business opportunities that will allow us to keep positioning Colombia as a strategic commercial ally for Canada. It is also worth mentioning that Colombia is the first Latin American country in creating a Tourism Biosafety Certification with the support of both the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council. The message for all international travellers is that Colombia is a safe, biodiverse, charismatic and a culturally rich destination ready to welcome you.”