On March 16, Viva Aerobus received its 70th aircraft, a new Airbus A321neo registered XA-VXI . An all-female team entirely performed the ferry flight of the unit.
The new aircraft took off from Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW) at 09:55 local time and landed at General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY) at 18:32, after more than 8 hours. The flight made a technical stop in Bangor, United States (BGR).
Viva Aerobus now has 42 Airbus A320s and 28 Airbus A321s with an average age of 5.2 years: the low-cost airline has the youngest aircraft fleet in Mexico.
Supported by this fleet expansion, the company is responding to sustained passenger growth and its route expansion strategy. This year, the company has added two new routes to its schedule: Cancun (CUN) – Quito (UIO) and Monterrey (MTY) – Bogota (BOG).
Also, the service between Tijuana (TIJ) and Felipe Angeles Airport (NLU) has been changed from seasonal to year-round operation. The reactivation of the Monterrey (MTY) – Mexicali (MXL) route and the increase of operations between Guadalajara (GDL) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR) are two high points of Viva’s 2023.
Viva Aerobus’ Airbus A321s TOP 10 main routes:
Obtained through Cirium.
- Mexico City (MEX) – Monterrey (MTY): 30,320 weekly seats in 132 operations.
- Mexico City (MEX) – Cancun (CUN): 15,040 weekly seats in 66 operations.
- Mexico City (MEX) – Tijuana (TIJ): 11,720 weekly seats in 50 operations.
- Monterrey (MTY) – Cancun (CUN): 11,344 weekly seats in 48 operations.
- Mexico City (MEX) – Merida (MID): 9,760 weekly seats in 21 operations.
- Monterrey (MTY) – Guadalajara (GDL): 9,760 weekly seats in 21 operations.
- Monterrey (MTY) – Tijuana (TIJ): 8,000 weekly seats in 34 operations.
- Mexico City (MEX) – Puerto Vallarta (PVR): 6,880 weekly seats in 30 operations.
- Mexico City (MEX) – San Jose del Cabo (SJD): 6,640 weekly seats in 28 operations.
- Monterrey (MTY) – Hermosillo (HMO): 6,608 weekly seats in 28 operations.