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New Viva Credit Card is presented, result of a strategic alliance between Viva Aerobus, Scotiabank and Mastercard

Published Friday, June 9, 2017

Mexico City; May 31, 2017.- With the purpose to continue making Mexico and its destinations closer to more and more travelers, Viva Aerobus, Scotiabank and Mastercard presented today the Viva Credit Card, with exclusive benefits for the users of the airline.

Viva Credit Card is designed to improve the travel experience of Viva Aerobus customers, who, in addition of having the most accessible rates in the market and value-added services at no cost to the traveler, will be backed by Scotiabank and Mastercard. For this reason, Viva Aerobus customers who aquire the card, will be able to enjoy a number of advantages in their flights as well as the opportunity to accumulate points in a reward program that can be exchanged directly with the airline.

Among the benefits of the Viva Credit Card is a welcome bonus of 15,000 points, equivalent to $ 1,500 pesos in airline services; an anniversary and reward coupon for the use of the card equivalent to 150 dollars to exchange for hotel nights; the exclusive option to purchase Viva Aerobus flights for months without interest; and the participation in the "Viva Rewards" loyalty program (all this with an annuity of $699 pesos that will not be charged until the last month of the first year).

Cardholders will also have priority in boarding their flights; may increase from 10kg to 15kgs in hand luggage at no additional cost; access to the "Viva Express" quick documentation queue and get the "Flex Pass" service, which allows to change flight routes and schedules by paying only the fare difference. This also includes the option of taking earlier flights to the same destination without extra charges. In addition, Viva Credit Card will allow its customers to accumulate the double of Viva Points when used as a means of payment on the vivaaerobus.com.mx reservations site and in the sales modules distributed nationwide.
Viva Points can be exchanged for gift certificates, multiple products for the whole family or for traveling with Viva Aerobus.

In the words of Juan Carlos Zuazua, General Director of Viva Aerobus, "Viva Credit Card is different form conventional because it represents a boarding pass for all of Mexico. This product contributes to make available for more and more travelers the landscapes, flavors and traditions of our country ". In this sense, Zuazua mentioned that, so far this year, Viva Aerobus has added 8 new routes to domestic destinations. Thus, "the Viva Credit Card will make easier to enjoy, in the most modern fleet of the country, an offer of 31 national destinations ".

Enrique Zorrilla, General Director of Scotiabank, mentioned: "Our strategy has focused in developing solutions that are convenient to the new needs of users. We firmly believe that everyone has the right to be better. Therefore, we are very proud to work with such important players of different industries, such as Viva Aerobus and Mastercard. Aditionally, for Scotiabank, the Mexican market is strategic due to the great opportunities it represents and with this alliance, we reaffirm our commitment by strengthening our portfolio of financial products that offer the possibility to fullfill dreams.”

Guillermo Escobar, Market Development Vice President of Mastercard Mexico and Central America, said: "One of our priorities is to improve the shopping experience of our users, as well as to develop products that support consumers to make purchases in a convenient, fast and safe way. We operate the world's fastest and safest payment processing network, which allows us to guarantee the purchases made with this new card. "

The card can be requested through the digital portals of both companies, Scotiabank branches and strategic terminals of Viva Aerobus. In addition, users are certain that each of their transactions will be protected by Mastercard standards.

About Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus is Mexico's low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 21 Airbus 320, including two A320neo on 69 routes and 31 differ-ent destinations. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has de-mocratized the airline industry with the lowest rates in México and the lowest costs in Latin America, making their flights the best value offer.

About Scotiabank

Grupo Financiero Scotiabank is member of the Scotiabank family (The Bank of Nova Scotia). Scotiabank is one of the leading financial institutions in North America and the Canadian bank with the largest international presence. In Mexico, Scotiabank is one of the main financial groups, with 821 branches and 1,893 ATMs throughout the country. It employs approximately 12,701 people in its main subsidiaries: Scotiabank, Scotia Bank, Scotia Funds, Family Credit, GlobalCard and Scotia Corporate Services. Together, these companies offer a range of financial products and services to their clients, including individuals and small businesses and the most sophisticated multinational corporations. Visit Scotiabank at: scotiabank.com.mx and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankMX.

About Mastercard

Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com.mx is a technology company within the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payment processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions allow day-to-day business activities -such as shopping, travel, running a business and managing finances - to be easier, safer, and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardLAC and on LinkedIn, participate in the debates in our blog and register to receive the latest news through our press room.

Viva Aerobus

Alfonso Collantes Alfonso.Collantes@vivaaerobus.com.mx
Scotiabank

Héctor López hlopez@scotiabank.com.mx
Mastercard

Beatriz Begne beatriz.begne@mastercard.com