Mexico City, November 25, 2019.- Within the framework of its 13th anniversary, in the facilities of the Ministry of Tourism of the Federal Government, Viva Aerobus and the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV, by its acronym in Spanish), signed an agreement that boosts tourism by granting greater facilities and exclusive promotions to the association members, in order to create complete and affordable travel packages.
In this regard, Alejandro Aguilera Gómez, Under Secretary of Planning and Tourism Policy of the Ministry of Tourism, said that “this agreement creates a network of allies and mechanisms that enrich the tourist offer with more options for travelers through packages that detonate the growth of one of the key sectors for Mexico´s development”.
Moreover, Under Secretary Aguilera, on behalf of Miguel Torruco Marqués, Secretary of Tourism of the Federal Government, congratulated Viva Aerobus and the AMAV for this collaborative work that strengthens one of the most significant sectors of the Mexican economy.
Among the main benefits contemplated in the agreement are the facilities that Viva Aerobus will provide to AMAV members for group trips, flexibility for changes in dates and names in plane tickets, as well as unique prices and promotions.
“This alliance will bring a positive impact to the tourism sector. The aim is to work hand in hand to increase the flow of visitors and increase the frequency with which people travel; goals backed by the wide range of tourist services that we offer in addition to the competitive prices of Viva, ”said Eduardo Paniagua Morales, president of the AMAV.
Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, and the AMAV will also join efforts to create destination promotion campaigns and familiarization trips in order to transmit the tourist attractions of multiple places. These activities will be carried out, with greater emphasis, during the low season, in order to inform about the advantages of traveling during this season and thus promoting tourism throughout all the year.
“In Viva Aerobus we always look for opportunities that allow us to raise the service we offer to the next level, as well as to increase our customers. This alliance is proof of this objective. As proud ambassadors of Mexico, we want more people, in addition of being transported safely and efficiently by air, to know every corner of the country with the various tourist activities offered by AMAV members,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.
This agreement was signed as part of Viva Aerobus 13th anniversary, being a year characterized by an historical expansion. In 2019, the airline has broken multiple records in terms of passengers and routes. These achievements include the reception of 6 new Airbus A320 aircraft; the incorporation of 23 routes to its flight offer, thus reaching a total of 118 routes (100 national and 18 international); and having exceeded one million monthly passengers four times (June, July, August and October).
In this way, Viva has established itself as one of the fastest growing Mexican airlines. During January-October 2019, it reached an increase of 20% in its passengers, with a total above 9.8 million customers. Also, prior to the end of the year, this November Viva Aerobus already exceeded its record of 10 million annual passengers.
Along with this expansion, Viva has also stood out for innovations that improve customers´ experience. For instance, the airline launched its new flight auctions; the new payment method via Kueski Pay that opens the doors of credit to those who do not have a credit card; and the Viva Fan membership with exclusive prices and promotions.
"We are pleased to celebrate 13 years at the service of Mexico with an agreement that strengthens us as a tourism ally, one of the great multipliers of the country's development," concluded Juan Carlos Zuazua.
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 36 Airbus A320 in 118 non –stop routes (100 national and 18 international) to 47 destinations (36 national y 11 internationals). 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. For more information please visit: www.vivaaerobus.com/en
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