cartagena hotel allure
The Hotel Allure in Cartagena.

Spirit Airlines Relaunches Flights to Cartagena, Colombia

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 18, 2020

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has relaunched flights to another Caribbean destination, this time to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. 

Spirit has relaunched its route from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Cartagena. 

With its return, Spirit is the first international carrier to enter Colombia since the country reopened its borders for tourism. 

Spirit is also relaunching flights from Fort Lauderdale to Colombian destinations including Bogota, Medellin and Cali on Sept. 21. 

“Being the airline that will operate the first commercial international flight to Colombia from the United States is a sign of our commitment to the country,” said Ted Christie, president and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “ We have been anticipating our return to the country and we thank the government of Colombia for its constant support and collaboration.”

Spirit actually operates more nonstop flights to Colombia than any other U.S. carrier. 

“The return of Spirit to our skies is great news for the country, as it confirms that we are making a firm step towards the recovery of the tourism industry under strict biosecurity protocols,” said Flavia Santoro, prseident of ProColombia, the country’s chief investment and tourism agency. “When this situation began, we were clear that we had to work on a plan to restore international seats and frequencies hand in hand with the airlines. This is how we are coordinating the return of Spirit and supporting it in its promotional plans to return.”

Visitors looking to enter Colombia must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours of the time of travel. 

That’s along with a required application on the Colombian immigration page (you can find it here).

— CJ

Popular Posts belize hotel mayan world

At the Falling Leaves Lodge in Belize, a Portal to the Maya World

SAN IGNACIO — There has been some form of settlement on this site for more than 3,000 years, here on a leafy hill above the town of San Ignacio, Belize. In other words, this is no ordinary hill. This is Cahal Pech, […]

In San Ignacio, Belize, The Art of Adventure (And Pupusas)

pupusas belize

The sizzle is calling you. In the early morning, corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and meat sing a particularly strong siren song.  It could be that perfect blend of dough and heat, or the aroma. It might just […]

Delta Is Adding More Nonstop Curacao Flights, Citing “Booming Demand”  

the beach at the avila hotel in curacao

Curacao is hotter than ever, with a wave of new hotels and record-breaking tourism numbers. And just a few months after Delta made its long-awaited return to the island, the carrier is adding even more flights.  The reason? What Delta […]

Related Posts the beach on Shoal Bay with palm trees

Why Zemi Beach House Is the Best Resort in Anguilla Right Now 

It feels like Damian is reading our minds. Whatever we need, whether a fruit skewer or a perfectly-timed rum punch, just seems to appear out of thin air.  The wonderfully attentive Damian is part of the team at Zemi Beach […]

A New Way to Fly From Europe to the Dominican Republic

air europa

It’s no secret that the vast majority of travelers to the Dominican Republic come from the United States and Canada, mostly drawn by the country’s overwhelming number of large all-inclusive resorts.  It’s a formula for success that has shown no […]

How Secret Bay Became the Caribbean’s Most Unique Luxury Resort 

dominica secret bay villa with pool on cliffside

You know the moment you arrive, when you see the trees and the cliffs and the faint outline of Guadeloupe in the background. Then you start to see the wooden villas appear in the heart of the rainforest.  Dominica’s Secret […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You