Viva Aerobus has announced its most significant expansion at Mexico City’s new Felipe Angeles Airport (AIFA), with the launch of 17 new routes to destinations including Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Obregon, Chetumal, Chihuahua, Durango, Guadalajara, Huatulco, Merida, Nuevo Laredo, Puerto Vallarta, Reynosa, Los Cabos, Tampico, Tulum, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz and Villahermosa.
In addition, it plans to increase the frequency of flights on the ten routes already in operation.
General Isidoro Pastor, General Director of AIFA, expressed his gratitude to Viva Aerobus for its confidence in this new airport, which has the infrastructure, technology, security and quality service necessary to offer facilities to passengers wishing to travel to a growing variety of destinations. This historic growth for Viva Aerobus is set to significantly improve connectivity in Mexico City and marks an important milestone.
As a result of its commitment to connectivity in the Mexico Valley Metropolitan Area (MCMA), Viva Aerobus aims to make AIFA a strategic hub in the central region of the country by providing 4.5 million seats by 2024. This implies a significant increase in the airline’s capacity compared to 2023. To achieve this operation, Viva Aerobus will have 27 routes, 72 daily flights and 12 state-of-the-art aircraft dedicated to AIFA.
Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus, highlighted that these 17 new routes have been designed to meet the growing demand for air connectivity in the MCMA, offering passengers new aircraft, direct flights and competitive prices that benefit all travelers and contribute to tourism, competitiveness and Mexico’s economy.
The new routes will begin operations on different dates, starting with Tulum on December 1, followed by Guadalajara on December 9, Ciudad Juarez and Merida on December 16. Other routes, such as Huatulco, Chihuahua, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo and Veracruz, will begin on January 8, 2024, while routes to Tampico and Villahermosa will start on January 9. Routes to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Puerto Vallarta and Chetumal will begin on April 4, 2024, and to Los Cabos on April 18, 2024. Finally, the routes to Ciudad Obregón and Durango will open on July 4 and 5, 2024, respectively.