- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - International low-cost carrier VivaColombia has launched its first service in the United States.

The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/1HKwo2U) that Wednesday, the carrier began flights between Miami International Airport and Medellín, Colombia.

VivaColombia, which serves 11 cities in Colombia and three other destinations in Latin America, will begin Miami-Bogotá service on Dec. 16. The new flights will use 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González says Colombia is the airport’s second-busiest international market with 1.3 million passengers annually.

VivaColombia’s Miami-Medellín flights, which operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arrive in Miami at 10:10 a.m. and depart for Medellín at 11:50 a.m. The Miami-Bogotá schedule, which will also operate on the same days, will arrive in Miami at 7:05 p.m. and depart for Bogotá at 8:35 p.m.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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