“Air transport is an essential public service that people need for different reasons, such as work, health, family or leisure purposes,” said Peter Cerdá, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas. “Aviation’s restart is good news which will allow for the resumption of mobility and integration of the country. With this decision, the sector and its extensive value chain, which includes tourism and commerce in Colombia, can begin to rebuild. While this is the first step towards a total reopening, we call on the government to continue the open channels of communication with the industry that will allow us to commence the process for also reactivating international flights.”
Cerdá thanked the Colombian President and his Minister of Transport, Angela María Orozco, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, the Director of Aerocivil, Juan Carlos Salazar and the respective mayors for their openness and willingness to collaborate with the industry.