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JetSmart requests permission to operate local flights in Colombia



The company wanted to operate routes between 22 airports in Colombia. He has already arrived in the country on a trip abroad.

JetSmart Airlines, managed by US investment fund Indigo Partners, has requested domestic flights in Colombia.

The company said it participated in a hearing in Colombia. called for domestic routes as the first step in the process of establishing itself as the country’s regular public transport.

“This is an important step in JetSmart’s growth plans in South America, where the Colombian market has great opportunities. Serving international flights to Chile since 2019. ” said Estuardo Ortiz, executive director of the airline.

The manager said Colombia is showing a rapid recovery in traffic compared to pre-pandemic levels and “persistent dynamism for many years.”

The company wanted to operate routes between 22 airports in Colombia.

Of the 111 routes requested, 91 do not pass through Bogota. According to the company, this is intended to “provide greater cross-region connectivity, such as is currently offered in Chile, Argentina and Peru.”

The airline has indicated it for operations in Colombia Airbus A320 Neo and A321 Neo aircraft will be used.

The company began serving Colombia at the end of 2019, operating routes between Santiago de Chile and Bogota, Cali and Medellín, and Antofagasta and Cali.

Founded in 2016, It operates in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay and Chile and covers about 60 routes throughout South America.

The airline is managed by Indigo Partners, a fund founded by businessman William Franke, and includes Wizz Air (Europe), Volaris (Mexico), Frontier Airlines (US) and Cebu Pacific (Asia). , and Lynx (Canada).

Source: Biobiochile

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