8 New International Routes from Miami, Including Low-Cost Flights to Paris
Destinations include Vancouver, Havana, Santo Domingo, Manaus, and three diverse Colombian cities
by Fergus Cole
December 16, 2022
South Floridians looking for a new holiday destination may be in luck as at least eight new routes are being offered or are coming to Miami International Airport (MIA) over the next few months.
New international routes in and out of Miami already confirmed include nonstop flights to Vancouver, Santo Domingo, Havana, and Manaus, three destinations in Colombia, and even low-cost transatlantic flights to Paris.
Colombia via Avianca
The first of the new routes launched earlier this month, with Colombian flag carrier Avianca operating nonstop services from Miami to Bucaramanga (BGA) and Pereira (PEI). There are currently two seasonal weekly flights to Bucaramanga and three to Pereira.
Both destinations are inland Colombian cities high in the Andes. Bucaramanga is surrounded by national parks, waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes, while Pereira is in the heart of the ‘Zona Cafetera’, or coffee region.
The third Colombian destination added to Miami’s roster is Santa Marta (SMR), with Avianca operating weekly flights from Miami, which began on December 10. Santa Marta is a vibrant city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast and is a gateway to popular tourist destinations such as Parque Tayrona and the ‘Lost City’.
Santo Domingo via Sky High
Next is Santo Domingo (SDQ), with Dominican carrier Sky High operating four weekly flights between Miami and the Caribbean destination, beginning on December 13. Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its colonial architecture, buzzing nightlife, and stunning beaches and is just under two hours away from Miami.
Paris via French Bee
One of the most enticing new routes is a new direct service to Paris, operated by the low-cost carrier French bee. The French airline, which launched its operations in 2016, offers three flights per week between Miami and Paris Orly Airport (ORY), which launched on December 15.
Fares start at just $281 each way in Basic Economy, and the route will compete with American Airlines and Air France, who also operate nonstop flights between Miami and Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG).
Paris needs little introduction as its one of the most famous cities in the world and is a perfect winter getaway for art, food, and culture lovers.
Vancouver via Air Canada
Air Canada’s new 3x weekly service to Vancouver (YVR) will attract passengers looking for a slightly cooler destination beginning December 17. The west coast city is close to mountains, islands, and the general great outdoors, while the city itself is a world-class destination in its own right.
Brazil via GOL
Also, on December 17, Brazilian low-cost airline GOL will begin operating two flights per week to Manaus (MAO), the biggest city in Brazil’s Amazon region. Other Brazilian cities directly connected to Miami include Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, and Fortaleza.
Cuba via Delta
Finally, passengers traveling through Miami can expect direct flights to Havana (HAV), Cuba, but they’ll have to wait a little longer. Delta is set to operate two flights per day between the two cities from April 10, 2023. However, U.S. passengers must meet strict requirements to enter Cuba, with individual leisure tourists still prohibited.
Tourists can still visit Cuba as part of a licensed tour group, on business, or for other designated categories of travel, as outlined by the U.S. State Department.