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MIA says bienvenido and bienvenue to returning airlines

Air France, Avianca and Viva Air are latest to make comebacks

The variety of diverse airline logos, passports and accents seen and heard at Miami International Airport continues to grow with the return of three more passenger airlines at MIA in the past two weeks.

Air France resumed service today with three weekly flights to Paris, providing MIA with its first flights to France since the pandemic began.

Colombian flag carrier Avianca - the world’s longest continuously flying airline at 100 years and counting - made its comeback to MIA on October 1 with a total of 16 weekly flights: daily service to Bogota; four weekly flights to Medellin; three weekly flights to San Salvador; and two weekly flights to Managua.

Colombian low-cost carrier Viva Air restarted its Miami service a day earlier on September 30 with five weekly flights to Medellin.

The new airline restarts bring MIA’s total number of passenger carriers to 22, complemented by 31 all-cargo airlines currently in operation. Before the pandemic, MIA was home to 100 passenger and cargo airlines – the most of any U.S. airport.

Airline schedules are subject to change due to government travel restrictions, so passengers should confirm flight availability with their individual airline.