Viva Air Colombia
will exit Panama Pacifico airport in Panama City, citing high airport costs as the reason.
The Medellin-based airline says it will cancel its flights from Bogota and Medellin on 20 May. Viva Air Colombia
flies four-times-weekly on both routes, FlightGlobal schedules data show. It launched flights to Panama Pacifico in August 2014, adding the airport's first commercial flights.
But its status as the airport's only airline ended in June 2017, when Copa Airlines
' low-cost affiliate Wingo
entered Panama Pacifico with service that competed directly against Viva Air Colombia
's routes to Bogota and Medellin. Wingo
is also operating from Panama Pacifico to Cali and Cartagena
Panama City Pacifico is about 40km (25 miles) from the city's main airport, Tocumen
. Viva Air Colombia
's exit from Panama will leave Air Panama
and Copa serving Panama City from Bogota and Medellin, FlightGlobal schedules data show. Air Panama
operates from Panama Albrook to the two Colombian cities. Aside from the Wingo
flights at Pacifico, Copa serves Bogota and Medellin from Tocumen
operates from Bogota to Tocumen