MEDELLIN,Colombia–Low Cost Carrier VIVA COLOMBIA will start international services in 2014. The airline plans to service Panama City, Mexico City and Cancun from its base at Medellin International Airport. The information was provided by Declan Ryan, the son of the founder of Ryan Air and cofounder of the Colombian LCC. VIVA COLOMBIA has become one of the most important airlines in Colombia, offering a excellent domestic fares within the country. Colombia’s domestic flights have been in control of Avianca, Copa Colombia (former AeroRepublica) and LAN Colombia (former Aires). Future international services from Medellin include Costa Rica and Peru.
TOLOUSE, France. — On March 21st TAM’s first Airbus A-320 with “Sharklets” took off from Toulouse Blagnac for try out flights. Once the airplane is painted in TAM’s full livery, it will be registered as PR-MYY. The Brazilian carrier will be the second Latin American airline to fly the Airbus “Sharklet”. Colombian flag carrier AVIANCA was the first one to operate the new airliner.