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UPDATE: Ultra Air ceased operations in March 2023. See alternative airlines that fly similar routes.

Ultra Air was a proposed airline in its early stages of startup. More information about the onboard experience, including class fares, ticket fares and baggage allowance was yet to be announced. Flights were expected to begin in the Summer of 2021.

In November 2020, Aeronáutica Civil (which is Colombia’s aviation regulator) announced the launch of a new low-cost carrier in the country — Ultra Air S.A.S. Aeronáutica Civil also stated that the carrier will have a hub in Rionegro Antioquia, a small city in the Colombian Andes.

Ultra Air was due to be launched by William Shaw, a famous businessman in Colombia who has extensive experience in aviation, including being one of the founders of the Colombian ultra-low-cost carrier Viva Air, a former CEO of Flycana in the Dominican Republic, a former member of the board at Green Africa Airways, as well as CEO of Mexican carrier Interjet.

Looking for flights within Colombia?

Ultra Air might now have ceased, but if you are looking for flights within Colombia, Alternative Airlines is the site for you. Colombia currently has over 10 airlines operating domestic flights, all of which you can book using the search bar at the top of the page. For more information, check out our list of alternative airlines below, or take a look at our guide to domestic flights within Colombia, which includes an airline guide and FAQs.

Baggage Policy

Information regarding baggage policies was yet to be announced.

Carry-on Baggage

As the airline was in the early stage of startup, it was yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.

Checked Baggage

Unfortunately, this information was never announced.

Cabin Classes

The airline was yet to make an announcement regarding what cabin classes (Economy, Premium, or Business, for example) would be available, as well as what the onboard experience would have been like.


More information was required surrounding the check-in options for passengers flying with Ultra Air. Airport check-in was the only method confirmed.

Online Check-in

It was not yet known whether online check-in was going to be available.

Airport Check-in

The airline was yet to publish an announcement regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.

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Destinations that Ultra Air flies to

Ultra Air had requested permission to operate 29 domestic routes and 15 international routes, although this was yet to be authorized by Aeronáutica Civil. The airline hoped to fly to the following destinations:

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The following airlines operates both domestic flights within Colombia as well as international flights to the country:

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Hub Airport

José María Córdova International Airport

The airline was due to be based in the city of Rionegro Antioquia, located in the subregion of Eastern Antioquia. The city is home to a large international airport (José María Córdova International Airport), which is likely to be the airport that Ultra Air will be based at. José María Córdova International Airport (IATA: MDE) is the second largest airport in Colombia and a primary hub for Viva Colombia. Other airlines to fly to the airport include: Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Albatros Airlines, Spirit Airlines, LATAM, Sarpa and Avianca.


It was stated that Ultra Air would have a fleet of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 MAX 8. This would make the airline the first carrier to operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8 within the region.

Top Tip: Take a look at our guide to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to find out more information about the aircraft.

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