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Viva Air Colombia, previously VivaColombia, is a Colombian low-cost airline that primarily offers domestic flights throughout Colombia but also flies to destinations in Peru and the US. The airline has airport hubs in Bogotá (BOG), Medellin (MDE) and Santa Marta (SMR) and flies to more than 10 destinations overall.

The airline launched in 2012, initially operating with only a domestic route network. Within two years of flying, the airline flew its first set of international flights between Medellin and Bogota to Panama City. This route was eventually discontinued and replaced with international services to Lima, Peru and, the airline's first intercontinental flight, to Miami.

Viva Air Colombia initially operated under the name and branding, VivaColombia but rebranded to Via Air Colombia in 2018. The airline is owned by Irelandia Aviation, which specialises in creating low-cost airlines all across the world, including Ryanair, Allegiant Air, Tigerair, VivaAerobus and Viva Air Perú.

In 2022, the airline announced a huge expansion of its international route network, with the addition of several destinations across South America, Central America and North America, including major cities such as Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, New York, Panama City, Chicago, Houston and more.


As of September 2022, the airline's fleet consists of several Airbus A320-200 and Airbus A320neo. Viva Air Colombia has a bulk order of over 20 Airbus A320neo.


Carry-On Baggage

Viva Air Colombia allows all passengers on domestic and international flights one free handbag with a maximum weight of 10 kg. This baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 40 cm (101") x 35 cm (89" x 25 cm (63") and also must fit under the seat in front of each passenger.

In addition to this, passengers flying with the Combo++ fare are given an additional free 12 kg of carry-on baggage that can be stored in the overhead locker in the cabin. This baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 55 cm (21") x 45 cm (18") x 25 cm (10").

Those who don't purchase the Combo++ fare can purchase carry-on baggage separately at an extra cost.

Checked Baggage

Passengers that have purchased the Combo++ fare are given a free checked baggage allowance of 20 kg. This baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 158 cm (62").

Those who don't purchase the Combo++ fare can purchase checked baggage at an extra cost.


Online Check-In

Passengers can check in for their Viva Air Colombia flight online through the Viva Air Colombia online check-in page. Online check-in can be completed by entering the confirmation number of the booking and the passenger's last name. Check-in is open between 24–2 hours before flight departure time on domestic flights and 24–3 hours.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can also check in at the airport, however, airport check-in needs to be pre-purchased with the airline directly as an additional service and will cost a fee. We recommend that passengers arrive 2 hours prior to their flight departure time in order to check in for their Viva Air Colombia flight.


Domestic Destinations

Armenia El Edén International Airport AXM
Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport BAQ
Bogotá El Dorado International Airport (Hub) BOG
Bucaramanga Palonegro International Airport BGA
Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Aiport CLO
Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport CTG
Cúcuta Camilo Daza International Airport CUC
Leticia Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport LET
Medellín José María Córdova International Airport MDE
Montería Los Garzones Airport MTR
Nieva Benito Salas Airport NVA
Pasto Antonio Nariño Airport PSO
Pereira Matecaña International Airport (Hub) PEI
Riohacha, La Guajira Almirante Padilla Airport RCH
San Andrés Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport ADZ
Santa Marta Simón Bolívar International Airport (Hub) SMR
Valledupar Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport VUP
Villavicencio La Vanguardia Airport VVC

International Destinations

Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport EZE
Córdoba Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport COR
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport AUA
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport GIG
São Paulo São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport GRU
Chile Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport SCL
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport SJO
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport SDQ
Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport PUJ
Ecuador Guayyaquil José Jaquín de Olmedo International Airport GYE
El Salvador San Salvador El Salvador International Airport SAL
Guatemala Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport GUA
Mexico Cancún Cancún International Airport CUN
Mexico City Mexico City International Airport MEX
Panama Panama City Tocumen International Airport PTY
Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport LIM
Puerto Rico San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport SJU
United States Baltimore Baltimore/Washington International Airport BWI
Boston Logan International Airport BOS
Chicago O'Hare International Airport ORD
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport HOU
Miami Miami International Airport MIA
New York City JFK International Airport JFK
Newark Newark Liberty International Airport EWR
Orlando Orlando International Airport MCO
Tampa Tampa International Airport TPA
Washington D.C Dulles International Airport IAD

Economy Class

Viva Air Colombia has one cabin class — Economy Class. The Economy cabin offers value for money, with a stripped-back service designed to get you from A to B safely and comfortably.

Within the Economy Class cabin, there are three different fares that passengers can purchase. Each fare gives different benefits:

A la carta

  • Handbag (10 kg)
  • Allocated random seat


  • Handbag (10 kg)
  • Checked bag (20 kg)
  • Seat selection (choice from central and back zone)


  • Handbag (10 kg)
  • Carry-on bag (12 kg)
  • Checked bag (20 kg)
  • Seat selection
  • Priority boarding
  • Free airport check-in
  • No flight change fee


Passengers can purchase food and drink when offered by the flight attendants once in-flight.


Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation and give the standard amount of seat pitch and width for the Airbus A330 aircraft.

In-Flight Entertainment

As a low-cost airline operating short-haul and medium-haul flights, Viva Air Colombia doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system installed on its flights. Passengers are welcome to bring their own devices onboard for entertainment, however, the airline doesn't have a WIFI network so any media will need to be downloaded pre-flight.


Currently Viva Air Colombia, the airline doesn't offer WIFI on any of its flights, regardless of whether the route is domestic or international.


Passengers can purchase food and drink from the airline flight attendants, with a choice of snacks and drinks.

Frequent Flyer Program

Viva Air Colombia doesn't have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Viva Air Colombia isn't a part of any existing airline alliance.

Viva Air Colombia does have an interline agreement with Mexican airline, VivaAerobús. This agreement gives people more flight options between North America and South America, with each airline offering connections available to book on both airlines throughout their continents all under the same itinerary.

Hub Airport

José María Córdova International Airport

Although Viva Air Colombia has three airports within Colombia where it bases itself, José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Medellin is its primary hub. The airline has used José María Córdova International as its hub since it started flying. The airport has a single runway and one terminal building.

In 2017, José María Córdova International Airport decided to expand its domestic terminal. It added 5 new gates, along with three new gates for the international terminal. The expansion meant that the airport was able to handle 11 million passengers annually.

Currently, Viva Air Colombia is the only airline in Colombia that uses José María Córdova International as its primary. However, other airlines that fly to and from the airport include Avianca, Air Europa, Copa Airlines, LATAM, Aruba Airlines and Wingo.

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