Around 5:45 a.m., on Friday, April 1, 2022, in a protocol event, LATAM Airlines´  the  inaugural flight from Quito to Bogotá was made official at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Quito. The Quito-Bogotá’s route, which began operations with five weekly frequencies, reinforces the airline's commitment to help Ecuador reactivate its economy and international tourism.

 

  • National and local authorities gather for the inaugural Quito-Bogotá flight on Friday, April 1st.
  • The new international route will operate with 5 weekly frequencies.

 

The flight LA1440 departed at 07:00 a.m. on the Airbus A319, from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport terminal, and was farewelled with the traditional water arch, in an act which participated authorities representing the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Production, Municipality of Quito, Quiport, special guests and the media.

Mónica Fistrovic, CEO of LATAM Airlines Ecuador, commented that expanding connectivity with the northern part of Latin America has been one of the airline's great desires since long before the pandemic, and that it has been possible thanks to the support of different actors: national and local authorities,airports, collaborators and specially all passengers. “This is a sign that working together allows us to achieve great things. With the arrival of this operation in Colombia, we aspire to become a strategic ally to attract tourism and trade to Ecuador”, said Fistrovic.

The new international non-stop route Quito - Bogotá - Quito, will unite the sister countries through their capitals, and with it, the network of domestic and international destinations that LATAM Colombia operates, such as the city of Miami. The five weekly frequencies will operate on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the following times:

ROUTE            FLIGHT             DAY                            DEPARTURE TIME   ARRIVAL TIME

BOG-UIO         LA1443  Tuesday, Sunday                              20:07              21:45

UIO-BOG         LA1442  Tuesday, Sunday                              17:15              18:45

BOG-UIO         LA1441  Monday, Wednesday and Friday    09:37              11:15

UIO-BOG         LA1440  Monday, Wednesday and Friday    07:00              08:30

“LATAM's operation between Quito and Bogota is a demonstration of the airline's confidence in the potential of the route that strategically unites two capitals with very strong historical and cultural ties. We know that the airline is making a significant effort to open this new route and we appreciate this commitment to the connectivity of the city and the country. Tourism and business will benefit from this new operation. We are working very hard not only to recover connectivity, but also to find new opportunities for international routes. On behalf of Quiport, I wish the airline success in this new operation.” said Ramón Miró, President and CEO of Quiport.

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