This week, Delta Air Lines announced it will connect New York City to Bogota, Colombia, one of the leading business and tourism destinations in Latin America, starting this winter. The new service out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JKF) will launch on Dec. 21, with service out of El Dorado International Airport (BOG) set to start on Dec. 22.
“We are looking forward to providing daily nonstop service to the largest Colombian community living in the U.S.,” said Ricardo Garnica Montoya, Delta’s sales manager, Colombia. “The JFK-BOG route is important for Delta’s growth in the region as we continue to strive to connect Latin America and the world better than any other airline.”
The route will fly the Boeing 757-200 with 20 First Class, 29 Delta Comfort+, and 150 Main Cabin seats.
As one of Delta Air Lines’ main airport hubs, JFK serves many important destinations in Latin America, including Brazil and Mexico; as well as Caribbean spots such as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Aruba, among others.
“Colombia is becoming a popular destination for tourists to have diverse experiences within one country that acts as a hub connecting South, Central and North America. We look forward to have more U.S. businesses discover why Bogota is one of the top cities in Colombia with the best business environments,” said María Claudia Lacouture, executive director of the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce.
In March, Delta announced an upgrade for the winter season Bogota flight connecting Delta’s headquarters at Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport. Also upcoming this December is the new nonstop service from New York to Mumbai.