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Colombian airline Ultra Air to start operations on November 26

Ultra Air requested to operate 29 domestic routes and 15 international routes to cities such as New York, Miami, Mexico City, Lima and Quito

New airline Ultra Air to launch in Colombia with domestic and international flights.
El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Shutterstock
  • Ultra Air is expected to start operating in Colombia on November 26;
  • The company is currently going through a public hearing to authorize its operations;
  • Although no further details were disclosed, Ultra Air is also likely to be a low-cost airline;
  • Ultra Air requested to operate 29 domestic routes and 15 international routes to cities such as New York, Miami, Mexico City, Lima and Quito.

On November 26, a public hearing will be held in Colombia to authorize the operations of a new airline in the country: Ultra Air, which would operate regular air transport for passengers, mail, and cargo. The information is from La República.

The request was made by the company’s legal representative William Shaw, who was the founder of low-cost airline Viva Colombia and until a few months ago was the CEO of Mexican-based Interjet. Although no further details were disclosed, Ultra Air is also likely to be a low cost airline, given Shaw’s experience.

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According to the request, the main airbase of the airline would be in Rionegro, Antioquia. Ultra Air requested to operate 29 domestic routes and 15 international routes to cities such as New York, Miami, Mexico City, Lima and Quito.

The intended launch of a new airline in the country has surprised the market at a time that the pandemic has cast doubt on the business model of air companies. It would be, however, a new player to increase competition.