(Barbados Nation) Avianca flight 124 touched down in Barbados on Wednesday evening at the Grantley Adams Inter-national Airport.
The Airbus A318 100-seater aircraft landed just before 7 p.m. The three-hour flight out of Bogotá, Colombia was controlled by Captain Raul Salazar and first officer Mauricio Rodriguez.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, noted that negotiations had been ongoing for a number of years and officials from both Barbados and Colombia were able to reach an agreement in Bogotá recently.
There will be two flights to Barbados per week, on Wednesday and Saturday, for an indefinite period of time. However, Sealy said he hoped this would turn into a daily trip.
He also encouraged all Barbadians to take advantage of the opportunity and experience other cultures.
Avianca is the second largest airline in Latin America and the largest airline in the Western hemisphere.