Avianca/Aces have canceld the suspenion of service between Miami and Cartagena after local community uproar. The link, Cartagena's only to the United States, was considered vital not only for the community, but for Cartagena's tourism industry. Due to lack of available aircraft, Aces was to suspend the route on 25 August 2003 for "at least two months". Instead, Avianca has taken over the route, effective today, with a daily MD80. The flight originates in Medellin, Colombia. Aces and Avianca, both part of Grupo Summa, offer seven daily departures from the Miami area to Colombia. These include daily Aces service between Miami and Cali, Miami and Medellin, Miami and Bogota, and Ft. Lauderdale and Bogota, and daily Avianca service between Miami and Bogota (continues to Peira), Miami and Barranquilla, and Miami and Cartagena (continues to Medellin).