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MIA Kicks Off Busy December With Five New Routes and Two New Airlines

Avianca launched new service to Bucaramanga and Pereira, Colombia from Miami International Airport on December 8th, and to Santa Marta on December 10th. Sky High and French Bee will also launch new routes from Miami on December 13th and 15th respectively.

Avianca officials and flight crew cut the ribbon before the airline’s first Miami-Pereira flight on December 8, 2022 – Courtesy Miami International Airport

On Monday (December 12, 2022), Miami International Airport (MIA) announced the start of the busy holiday season with the launch of five new routes and the addition of two new airlines. On December 8th, Avianca launched new service to Columbia with three weekly flights to Bucaramanga and four weekly flights to Pereira. The carrier also started twice weekly service to Santa Marta on December 10, 2022. With the added service, MIA now offers service to nine destinations in Columbia, the most in the airport’s history. Prior to the pandemic, Colombia was MIA’s busiest international market with 1.5 million passengers in 2019.

Avianca’s first Bucaramanga-Miami arrival gets a water cannon salute at MIA on December 8, 2022 – Courtesy Miami International Airport

On December 13, 2022, Dominican carrier Sky High will launch new service between Miami and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The route will be operated four times weekly with a 97-passenger Embraer E190. MIA will become Sky High’s first U.S. route and 15th route overall. In 2019, the Dominican Republic was Miami's sixth busiest international destination at approximately 1.0 million passengers. On December 15th, French Bee will also enter the South Florida market as the only carrier offering direct service between Paris-Orly and Miami. The route will be operated three times weekly, becoming the French Bee’s third U.S. route and seventh route worldwide. Customers can also travel from Miami to Paris Charles de Gaulle with American Airlines and Air France.

Finally, on December 17, 2022, Brazilian low-cost carrier (LCC) GOL will relaunch twice weekly service between Manaus and Miami. With the new service, customers can now travel from MIA to five destinations in Brazil, including Brasilia, Fortaleza, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Also on December 17th, Air Canada will launch three weekly flights between Miami and Vancouver, giving MIA the longest North American route to the airport’s largest unserved North American market. Vancouver joins existing service from Miami to Montreal and Toronto, providing another connection point to long-haul destinations such as Australia and New Zealand.

Source: Miami International Airport


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