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Viva Aerobus announces new charter flights in the US from Cancun to Chicago, Illinois and Newark, New Jersey

Published Friday, October 20, 2017

Mexico City; October 19, 2017. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline, continues to diversify its expanding flight offerings. For the first time, Viva offers Cancun-Chicago charter flights (with 1 weekly frequency starting on February 17, 2018) and Cancun-New York-Newark charter flights (with 1 weekly frequency starting on March 31, 2018). Passengers can purchase tickets from $130 for both destinations.

Viva Aerobus will operate these two new routes in collaboration with the US tour operator Vacation Express. Vacation Express is one of the largest tour operators in the southeastern United States and has more than 25 years of experience in bringing travelers to Mexico.

With these new routes, Viva Aerobus serves its growing and varied passenger market, particularly in Cancun, where Viva has operated for more than 10 years and has reported a significant growth of 28% between January and August 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year.

Viva Aerobus already offers 14 destinations from Cancun and celebrates the launching of 20 new routes so far this year, reaching a total of 85 routes (7 international) to 36 different destinations (5 international).

"We continue strengthening our commitment to meet the needs of all types of travelers, offering them a variety of options that allow them to enjoy personalized travels with a real ultra-low-cost option. This way, more people will be able to enjoy the experience of flying with us wherever they want, especially those who wish to enjoy the wonders that the Mexican Caribbean offers ", said Juan Carlos Zuazua, general director of Viva Aerobus.

"We are very excited to work hand in hand with Viva Aerobus and to strengthen ties between Mexico and the United States to boost tourism. This alliance promises greater accessibility for Mexican and US travelers seeking to enjoy the beauties of both countries", said Rene Jongmans, President of Vacation Express.

In addition to these two new routes, Viva Aerobus will also operate charter flights from Cancun to other destinations in the United States for Vacation Express, and also from Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta to destinations in Canada for Sunwing Vacations, the tour operation division of the largest integrated travel company in North America.

Passengers can buy their tickets on Viva's official website: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en, in VivaTiendas, by calling the Call Center 0181 82 150 150 or at any point of sale of Grupo IAMSA such as Omnibus de México, ETN, TAP, Primera Plus, Aers, TMT Caminante, La Línea and Autovías. For more information on these charter flights, please also visit: www.vacationexpress.com for flights to the US and www.sunwing.ca for flights to Canada.

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 23 Airbus A320, including two A320neo on 85 routes seasonal to 36 different destinations. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest rates in México and the lowest costs in Latin America, making their flights the best value offer.

About Vacation Express

Vacation Express, one of the largest tour operators in the southeast United States, has been in business for over 25 years. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and began its operation in 1989 offering air/land vacation packages to Jamaica. The company introduced its first charter flight to Cancun from Atlanta in 1992. Throughout the 1990's, Vacation Express rapidly grew to become the premier charter operator in the Southeast and Midwestern part of the US. During this growth decade, Vacation Express added an extensive scheduled air program to the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica from most U.S. cities. Air/land and hotel only packages are offered to nearly twenty popular tropical destinations offering flight options on all U.S. and other major airline partners. Today Vacation Express is a member of family-owned and operated, Toronto-based Sunwing Travel Group Inc., Canada's leading vertically integrated leisure travel company, and has sold well over 2 million vacation packages to its exotic destinations.

About Sunwing Airlines

Sunwing Travel Group is the largest integrated travel company in North America, comprised of Sunwing Vacations, a leading leisure tour operator in Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Canada's premier leisure airline, Signature Vacations, one of Canada's leading tour operators for all-inclusive package vacations, SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings, travel retail businesses, Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts, an innovative hotel management company operating resorts under the Royalton, CHIC and Memories brands, Vacation Express, a growing tour operator in the United States, and NexusTours, which provides destination management services to individuals, agencies, tour groups, corporate businesses and tour operators.

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