UK to Colombia route returns after ten years

The first direct flight from the UK to Colombia in almost a decade will launch this summer from London Heathrow.

Route from UK to Columbia returns after almost a decade
Route from UK to Columbia returns after almost a decade

Four flights a week will operate from London Heathrow to Bogotá, Colombia, with the first flights expected to begin in July this year.

Despite talks beginning more than five years ago between London Heathrow and Colombia airline Avianca, both have had to wait for take-off and landing spots to become available as the airport is already close to capacity.

Colin Mathews, CEO of London Heathrow, said: "The world’s economic centre of gravity is shifting and Britain needs to capitalise on links to fast-growing economies like Colombia.

"We would like to welcome more flights bringing trade and jobs to the UK but a lack of hub airport capacity means we are less well-connected than we could be."

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