Nearshore Americas

Air Europa Begins Direct Madrid-Medellín Flights

Air Europa began direct flights between Madrid and Medellín on June 1, giving the airline its second destination in Colombia, having operated direct flights to Bogotá since 2016.

The airline will fly to Medellín three times weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with capacity for 296 passengers, including 22 in business and 274 in economy class.

The airline said it is aiming to increase the frequency of flights between the two cities.

Medellín is growing as a nearshore outsourcing destination, with several companies having recently opened operations or expanded there, such as Accenture, which opened an innovation center in the city’s Ruta N Technology Park in August 2018, while MAS Global Consulting doubled its number of staff in Medellín last June.

In 2016, Medellin received the Bravo Award for the most Transformational City of the Year from the Council of the Americas.

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Air Europa passengers flying to the city will be able to enjoy onboard WiFi, while business class passengers will be treated to a menu created by Spanish chef Martín Berasategui, who has been awarded with 10 Michelin stars, the airline said.

Adam Critchley

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