Wingo (airline)

Aero República S.A. d/b/a Wingo is a brand of a low-cost airline owned by Copa Holdings. Copa announced the creation of Wingo in October 19, 2016 as a replacement for most of its Copa Airlines Colombia business, which had been losing money for several years, and had lost $29.7 million in the first half of 2016.[1] In November 2019, Wingo announced Carolina Cortizo as their appointed managing director.

Wingo
Wingo Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
P5 RPB AEROREPUBLICA
FoundedOctober 19, 2016
Commenced operationsDecember 1, 2016
HubsBogotá
Focus cities
Fleet size7
Destinations20
Parent companyCopa Holdings
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
Key peopleCarolina Cortizo (CEO)
Websitewww.wingo.com/en

HistoryEdit

Copa said in 2016 that Wingo would be led by Catalina Bretón, a former JetBlue and Avianca executive, and that Eduardo Lombana, the CEO of Copa Colombia, would be in charge of the airline's administration, finance and operations.[1] Copa said Wingo would use four Boeing 737-700s previously used by Copa, would fly under Copa Colombia's call sign and codes, and would mostly take over Copa Colombia's routes, adding flights from Bogotá and Medellín to Panama Pacifico airport.[1] The new company would offer one class of seats and would charge for baggage, food and beverages, seat assignments, and priority boarding.[1]

Wingo commenced operations on December 1, 2016 with a flight from Bogotá to Cancún.[2]

DestinationsEdit

Wingo served the following destinations as of December 2020:[3]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport
Colombia Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport Focus city
Bogotá El Dorado International Airport Hub
Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport Focus city
Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport Focus city
Medellín José María Córdova International Airport
San Andrés Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport Focus city
Santa Marta Simón Bolívar International Airport
Villavicencio La Vanguardia Airport Terminated
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport [4]
Cuba Havana José Martí International Airport
Curaçao Williemstad Curaçao International Airport
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport
Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport
Ecuador Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Guatemala Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport Terminated [5]
Mexico Cancún Cancún International Airport
Mexico City Mexico City International Airport
Panama Panama City Panamá Pacífico International Airport Focus city
Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

 
A former Wingo Boeing 737-700 at Juan Santamaría International Airport in 2017

As of October 2021, Wingo used the following aircraft:[6]

Wingo fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
Y Total
Boeing 737-800 7 186 186 Ex-Copa Airlines
Total 7

Former fleetEdit

Wingo previously operated the following aircraft:

Wingo former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-700 4 2016 2020

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Copa Launches New LLC to Stem Colombia Losses". flightglobal. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Wingo se tomó el Aeropuerto El Dorado para celebrar su primer vuelo". Publimetro Colombia (in Spanish). 1 December 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Destinations: Flights in Colombia and Latin America | Wingo".
  4. ^ "Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia". The Tico Times. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wingo cancela ruta hacia Guatemala por 'comportamiento del mercad". Lá Nacion. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Wingo Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved February 11, 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wingo (virtual airline) at Wikimedia Commons