Aviation authority’s pronouncement
May 19 2023
avianca's merger withdrawal

After Avianca’s withdrawal from the business integration with Viva Air, citing the impractical conditions set by Aerocivil to salvage the airline, the authority released a statement on May 15, outlining notable measures for the sector, including the following:

  • number oneGuarantees the access of new competitors and a balanced allocation of slots at El Dorado airport.
  • number twoThe implementation of protection schemes for users affected by the suspension of operations of Viva Air.
  • number threeStrengthening of the Colombian Aeronautical Regulations (RAC).
  • number fourModify the scope of the decision-making body for aero-commercial projects.
  • number fivePromote connectivity, competitiveness, and competition in the sector.