Wingo inaugurates its new international non-stop route, never before operated in Colombia, Medellín – Santo Domingo, with the purpose of boosting the transportation offer in the region. In addition, the low cost carrier consolidates its fourth international destination from Medellín, and the second to the Dominican Republic.
“Our priority to put the traveler at the center of everything we do is the main reason to continue offering world-class destinations in the region; in addition, we are excited to add Santo Domingo to our list, as it is part of our sustainable expansion plan that expects to have a 62% increase in available seat capacity for this year compared to last year,” said Jorge Jimenez, CEO of Wingo.
And he adds: “With this international route, which is the fourth from Medellín, we reaffirm our vast knowledge of this market and we are proud to continue strengthening our position as the largest low-cost airline in Colombia in terms of destinations operated abroad”, concluded the director.
Wingo’s inaugural flight between Medellín and Santo Domingo began on March 31.
The inaugural Wingo flight between Medellín and Santo Domingo began on March 31.
Fredy Adolfo Jaramillo Giraldo, manager of the José María Córdova International Airport, expressed the importance of this event and assured that: “Wingo has placed all its trust in Antioquia and in the José María Córdova Airport to continue promoting reactivation with competitive prices and allowing the paisas to travel to destinations other than the traditional ones, which, like Santo Domingo, are rich in culture and gastronomy. With this destination we now have 15 international routes from the capital of Antioquia and we continue to boost the domestic economy with the arrival of tourists and the generation of new sources of employment”.
For his part, Pablo Hernán Vélez Rave, leader of the Undersecretary of Tourism of Medellín mentioned that “the inauguration of this new route generates great expectations among travelers, it is estimated that Medellín will receive approximately 1,200 new visitors and the economic spillover, motivated by tourist activity, is estimated at US$1′100,000 per month. These figures materialize the priority bet for the reactivation that is accompanied by cultural exchange. In addition, the islanders of Santo Domingo will have the opportunity to get to know a city that offers good hotels, rich gastronomy, events and fairs throughout the year”.