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Miguel Torruco inaugurated the new route Merida – Villahermosa of Viva Aerobus

Published Monday, December 17, 2018

Merida, Yucatan, December 17, 2018. – In the International Airport of Merida, Miguel Torruco, Secretary of Tourism of the Federal Government; Mauricio Vila Dosal, Governor of Yucatan and Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus, celebrated the opening of the new Merida - Villahermosa route of Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost airline.

"Viva Aerobus will be fundamental for connectivity and for the regional stimulus that will be reflected, above all, in the realization of the maximum sexennial tourism infrastructure: the Mayan Train”, said Secretary Miguel Torruco.

Merida - Villahermosa began operations this December 15 with two flights per week on a regular basis (Monday and Friday), offering prices starting from $ 438 pesos in single trip. Thus, Viva Aerobus will offer, in the first year of service of this route, more than 38,000 seats in Airbus A320 aircraft, which integrate the youngest fleet in Mexico.

With this new route, Viva reaffirms its commitment to the air accessibility of Yucatan, strengthening itself as the airline that offers the largest number of destinations from the International Airport of Merida, with a total of six: Cancun, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tampico and now Merida.

"We are sure that we will have the best results to boost tourism in Yucatan working together with all levels of government, generating more and better jobs", said Governor Mauricio Vila.

The wide and differentiated offer of Viva, which is characterized by combining low prices, new aircraft and a customer-focused service, has resulted in a sustained support and preference of passengers. Between January and October 2018, the airline achieved a growth of 26% in the number of passengers transported from / to Merida in comparison with the same period of the previous year, having transported more than 440 thousand passengers.

"Flying has to be within everyone's reach. That has been our vocation during the 12 years of service to Mexico, which we recently celebrated on November 30. And now, traveling the 550 km between Merida and Villahermosa has never been so simple and accessible thanks to our unbeatable prices", said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.

These flights are another step that the airline has taken as part of its expansion strategy. This route is one of the 20 new routes that Viva Aerobus has launched for sale throughout 2018.

"This year has been decisive for our growth. For the first time we exceeded an offer over 100 routes, reaching a total of 104. Besides, we started our connecting flights service via Monterrey and we made the second most important aircraft acquisition in our history. Moreover, we are closing with more than 50 million passengers transported since our foundation", added Juan Carlos Zuazua.

Passengers can purchase their tickets on the official website of Viva Aerobus: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en or calling the Call Center +52 81 8215 0150

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 30 Airbus A320, including four A320neo, in 104 non –stop routes to 45 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.

Contacts:

Walfred Castro, Corporate Communication Director of Viva Aerobus - wal-fred.castro@vivaaerobus.com

Tarssis Dessavre, Ejecutiva de Cuenta de PRoa Structura - tdo@proa.structura.com.mx – Tel. +52 55 5442 4642 - ext.26 / Cel. +52 1 55 2751 1709

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