Latam Airlines will commence non-stop flights between Bogota and Caracas, starting on December 1. The Chilean multinational will offer three flights per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with a capacity of approximately 2,000 seats per month.
The route will be served using the company’s Airbus A320 aircraft, with a capacity of 174 passengers, including 12 in premium economy class and 162 in economy class.
Three Flights Weekly
For now, the flights connecting the two capitals, which are already available for purchase through Latam’s usual channels, will operate three days a week. The flight will depart from Bogota at 11:45 am and return from Simon Bolivar Airport in Caracas at 4:15 pm.
Santiago Alvarez, CEO of Latam Airlines Colombia, emphasized that “with the opening of the Colombia-Venezuela border, driven by the national government, there is an urgent need for connectivity between the two countries to expedite the reactivation of economic and commercial activities. Additionally, the recent migratory flow has resulted in over two million Venezuelans residing in the country, necessitating more connectivity options.”
“The start of operations to Venezuela is a very relevant milestone for strengthening our international network from Colombia. This has been achieved thanks to the joint efforts of the aviation authorities of both countries, which have made possible an operation that is necessary and strategic for both nations,” Alvarez added.
Latam in the Venezuelan Market
With the addition of this route, Venezuelan citizens will have access to Latam Airlines Colombia’s domestic network, consisting of 29 routes connecting 16 national destinations. On international flights, they will have access to the airline’s network of destinations, consisting of 144 routes in 22 countries worldwide, with direct connections from Colombia to Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Brazil.
The airline noted that this new route marks its second entry into the Venezuelan aviation market this year. On August 1, they launched their Lima – Caracas route with seven flights a week through their subsidiary, Latam Airlines Peru. “In this way, the group is meeting the growing connectivity needs generated by the migration of Venezuelans throughout Latin America,” the airline stated.