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Sarpa is a Colombian charter airline that also operates ambulance and medical services, which was established in 1980, before beginning fixed-wing services in 2004. The airline operates primarily domestic flights within Colombia from its base at Medellin, with additional services to Aruba and Curaçao. The airline operates a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft on its commercial passenger services, both domestically and internationally.

Baggage Policy

Sarpa has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Sarpa allows all passengers the ability to bring 1 small personal item onboard with them, this should not exceed 43x30x16 cm or 5kg and must fit under the seat in front of you. Cabin cases arent included in any ticket type and comes with an additional cost, this should be smaller than 35x20x20 cm and weigh less than 7kg. If you arrive at the gate with 2 pieces of hand luggage that you have not prepaid for the airline will require you to check this in and incur an additional cost.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage doesn't come as standard on the airline's tickets and must be purchased additionally. You are able to purchase a suitcase that shouldn't exceed 70x45x30 cm and should weigh less than 20kg or you will incur an overweight fee per additional kilogram. You are able to purchase additional baggage, however, the cost of this increase per additional bag. If you are travelling on one of the airline's 'Clasica' or 'Top' fares then you are allowed to bring 1 checked bag as standard.

Cabin Classes

Sarpa only offers a single class of travel onboard their services. However, the airline offers 3 fare types, these are 'Ligera', 'Clasica' and 'Top', each fare class offers different benefits such as checked luggage and flight changes. However, regardless of fare type, all passengers receive the same experience both onboard and on the ground. The airline has opted for an all-economy product onboard their Embraer 145 aircraft, laid out in 1x2 rows. Complimentary drinks and snacks, as well as inflight entertainment, are not provided by the airline.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Inflight entertainment and wifi facilities haven't been installed onboard the airline's aircraft. The airline may provide some inflight reading materials, however, this is unknown. We, therefore, recommend that you bring your own forms of entertainment to keep you occupied for the duration of your flight.

Food & Drink

A complimentary meal service, including drinks and snacks, are not provided on Sarpa services.


You can check in for your Sarpa flight online or at the airport. Check-in opening and closing times will depend on the method of check-in you choose.

Online Check-in

The airline offers an online check-in facility. Simply head to the airline's website, click the 'web checkin' options and insert your surname and booking reference. You will now be able to check-in and manage your booking as well as print off your boarding card. You can check any suitcases in, just head to the airline's airport desks to drop these off. Online check-in opens 24hr prior to departure and closes 2hr before the scheduled departure.

Airport Check-in

If you would prefer to make use of the airline's airport check-in facilities then this is an option too. Head to the airline's facilities upon arrival at the airport. The airline hasn't published its opening and closing times, however, we recommend that you arrive no later than 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Sarpa doesn't offer a frequent flyer program for you to subscribe to.

Airline Alliance

At present, Serpa is not a member of any airline alliance.

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Destinations that Sarpa flies to

As of March 2022 Sarpa airlines to a range of destinations within Colombia as well as to both Aruba and Curaçao.

Alternatives to Sarpa

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Hub Airport

José María Córdova International Airport (MDE)

José María Córdova International Airport is the major international airport serving the city of Medellin and is currently a hub location for Viva Colombia, Sarpa and Avianca Cargo. The airport offers destinations across Colombia, both south and north America as well as Europe with services operated by Aeroméxico, Air Europa, American Airlines, Avianca, EZAir, JetBlue, LATAM and more.


Sarpa operates a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft for its commercial passenger flights.

The airline also operates a fleet of BAe Jetstream 32 and Learjet 45XR aircraft for its medical and ambulance services.