The state-owned Colombian airline Satena will incorporate five new AR 4600 aircraft as part of a fleet renewal process , the Ministry of Defense reported today.
Four of these French and Italian manufacturing devices will be received this year and one more in 2016 .
Currently Satena has 15 aircraft of the ATR-42, ATR-72, Embraer-170 and Harbin Y-12 models.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Defense, Satena last year ranked fourth among national airlines in number of passengers transported .
Satena, which belongs to the Social and Business Defense Group (GSED), one of the companies of the Ministry of Defense, went from 820,000 travelers in 2013 to 900,000 last year, representing a growth of 13.6% , according to a Civil Aeronautics balance.
The airline, which covers 35 national destinations, especially distant cities that are not reached by other companies, last year recorded an 11% growth in its revenues, which were a total of 211,000 million pesos (about 89 million dollars) .
Among the routes that Satena will open this year is the Bogotá-Mompox, in the Caribbean department of Bolívar, to encourage tourism during Holy Week to this colonial town that is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site .
Satena, one of the companies of the Ministry of Defense, went from 820,000 travelers in 2013 to 900,000 last year, representing a growth of 13.6%, according to a Civil Aeronautics balance sheet.