Although it never
was something to brag about, INTER was a nearly "decent" airline in the mid-90s or so...
Then the situation started to get worse and worse for the small carrier (Financial problems started to arise and this meant more cutbacks each time) They went from having a good coverage of all Colombia and a few international destinations to a network of 5 or 6 domestic markets only.
They cut destinations such as Medellin, and Santa Marta, which are strong players in the country, for business and leisure travel respectively.
Just before the government banned all their operations for a huge debt with the loal authorities several weeks ago, INTER had focused all their operations on serving mostly leisure markets from Cali and Bogota. At that time (like two months ago) they had brought a couple of 737-300s ex-Frontier, which were going to be aimed for new marktes, but luck was not on their side again, and they didn't have the cash, nor the permission to fly them, thus they were returned.
INTER is not flying at the moment anymore, as stated above. And it's not like I'm missing them horribly
, nor I have during the past 10 years of absence. Certainly we have better, stronger and more reliable airlines flying around of which we should be proud of.