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Viva Aerobus arrived to New York from Mexico City

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New York City, New York, October 23, 2018.- In a media event at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, Viva Aerobus, México’s the ultra-low-cost airline, celebrated the start of its route Mexico City - New York, a new strategic bridge that accentuates the accessibility between both cities.

The inaugural ceremony was led by Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York; Alfonso Sumano, Exceutive Director of Mexico´s Tourism Board; Huntley Lawrence, Director of Aviation at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; and Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. They recognized the incentive to connectivity, tourism and business represented by this new route.

The Consul Diego Gomez Pickering mentioned that the arrival of Viva Aerobus to New York is a stimulus to the commercial and tourist relations between Mexico and the United States. "We are confident that this new route will become a catalyst for the increase of US visitors to Mexico and vice versa," he said.

The route has a daily frequency, offering more than 135 thousand seats in the first year of operation, and with ticket prices starting from USD$100 dollars. This connection is another step in the sustained expansion of Viva Aerobus, based on its commitment to offer low prices in order to make possible for more people to fly to a greater number of destinations.

Alfonso Sumano, Executive Director of Mexico´s Tourism Board, mentioned that another value of this new flight is its contribution to keep Mexico as one of the international tourism powers. "This connection gives Americans more options to visit Mexico. Besides, it foments an economic spill in the country by generating savings in transportation, savings that can be used in more experiences in Mexico." He recalled that Mexico has consolidated itself as the Latin American country that receives the most tourists and in 2017; Mexico ranked as the 6th most visited country in the world.

“We are delighted to have Viva Aerobus expand its service to John F. Kennedy International Airport, adding affordable, convenient, non-stop flights from Mexico City”, said Huntley Lawrence, Director of Aviation at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. “This new route is key to our continued business with the airline and we look forward to ensuring even greater connectivity for the people of Mexico”, he added.

"Mexico City - New York is a highly requested route, thus a relevant connection for both countries. Therefore, the inauguration of a new flight option is always great news for the benefit of travelers and the industry", said Armando Subirats, Operation Deputy General Director of the Mexico City International Airport.

Finally, Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus, said that the airline arrived in New York, for the first time in its history, to offer quality air transportation, backed by 12 years of operation in Mexico and the growing preference of the passengers.

"We landed to serve New York´s travelers with Viva´s insignias: low prices, customer focus, personalized trips, operational efficiency, advanced technology and one of the youngest fleets in the world", concluded Zuazua.

Passengers can purchase their tickets on the official website of Viva Aerobus: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en or calling the Call Center 0181 82 150 150.

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 26 Airbus A320, including four A320neo, in 102 non –stop routes to 44 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.

Press 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. (044.55) 2751.1709

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