Beginning November 24, travelers will now be able to purchase tickets for as low as $128 USD each way between low cost airline Viva’s Medellín hub and the Caribbean vacation mecca of Punta Cana, near the Eastern beaches of The Dominican Republic.
Flights begin March 18, and Viva says it expects to transport in excess of 51,000 passengers during the route’s first year, with it’s “Viva Effect” lowering the fares of competing airlines by as much as 20%. Connecting itineraries from Cali, Cartagena and Bogotá will start at $133 each way.
Viva will initially fly between Medellín (MDE) and Punta Cana (PUJ) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“At Viva we continue to connect Colombia inside and outside the country from our connection center, Hub Medellín. The announcement of this new route to Punta Cana ratifies our international expansion plan and strengthens our market share. We remain firm in our purpose to boost the air sector in the region and boost tourism, today our network of connections increases to 34 domestic and 10 international routes, giving the opportunity to more passengers to fly to the best destinations and with the best punctuality in the country,” said Viva’s CEO Félix Antelo (above photo).
Viva reminded passengers that for the third year straight, it is the most punctual airline in Colombia, exceeding a 90% on-time rating across all itineraries, and has implemented strict biosecurity protocols to ensure safety during the global pandemic.