Showing posts with label Viva Aerobus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Viva Aerobus. Show all posts

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Viva Aerobus picks Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 90 more Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced today that Viva Aerobus has selected GTF engines to power an additional 90 Airbus A321neo firm aircraft orders, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2027. Having previously ordered 65 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, the airline has now committed to 155 aircraft with GTF engines. Pratt & Whitney and Viva Aerobus have also extended their EngineWise Maintenance long-term agreement to cover the maintenance needs of the entire GTF-powered fleet.  

Viva Aerobus Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 90 More Airbus A321neo Aircraft

GTF Engines
The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine, featuring Collins Aerospace nacelle and engine accessories, offers the greatest fuel efficiency and lowest greenhouse gas emissions for the Airbus A320neo family. GTF-powered aircraft reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 16% to 20%, NOx emissions up to 50% and noise footprint up to 75%.* Certified for operation on 50% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and successfully tested on 100% SAF, GTF engines are ready to enable further reductions in carbon footprint, which will help the aviation industry meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The engine's revolutionary geared fan architecture is the foundation for even more efficient and sustainable propulsion technologies in the decades ahead, with advancements like the Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ engine and beyond. 

"As we continue to grow and renew our fleet, we need the best engine technology, with lower operating costs and fuel efficiency," said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. "At Viva Aerobus our mission is not only to be always safe, always reliable, and always low fares, but to do so in a way that is mindful of the environment. Our commitment to The Future is Green, our environmental culture, has led us down the path of innovation and state of the art technology. This GTF engine agreement with Pratt & Whitney is an important step towards further reducing our environmental footprint."

Viva Aerobus was established in 2006 and is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. The airline currently operates 31 V2500®-powered A320ceo family aircraft and 43 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. Viva Aerobus received its first A320neo in 2016 and its first A321neo in 2020.

"We have a long history with Viva Aerobus, starting with their V2500-powered A320ceos in 2014," said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "With GTF engines delivering world-class fuel efficiency, we are pleased that Viva Aerobus continues to depend on us as they grow their airline with the most sustainable engines for single-aisle aircraft."

Viva Aerobus signs up for 90 Airbus A321neo jets

Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 90 A321neo aircraft to drive its international and domestic growth. This MoU would bring the airline's order book to 170 A320 Family aircraft.

“These 90 A321neo 240-seater aircraft will allow us to grow and renew our fleet and remain the youngest in Latin America. The technology and operational efficiency of the A321neos will improve our operational reliability, on-time performance, and provide an unmatched passenger experience. Additionally, we expect to drive further cost-savings which will reflect in lower airfares and strengthen one of our most important advantages: having the lowest cost in the Americas. The fuel-efficiency and noise reduction that the A321neo provides will advance our sustainability efforts by delivering immediate, tangible carbon emission reductions, thus enhancing our position as the most efficient airline in the continent,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, Chief Executive Officer of Viva Aerobus.

“The Mexican leisure market is in full recovery mode and Viva Aerobus is at the centre of the action! The unbeatable economics of the A321neo make it the perfect choice for the airline's ultra-low cost model. We are pleased to have been a partner with the airline since 2013 and look forward to working together as it continues on its growth trajectory", said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.

Friday 30 June 2023

BOC Aviation delivers the first of two Airbus A320neo jets to Mexican low-cost airline Viva Aerobus

BOC Aviation Limited has confirmed it has delivered the first of two new Airbus A320NEO aircraft on long-term lease to Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus. Both jets are powered by Pratt & Whitney GTFTM engines and are from BOC's existing order book. 

“Today we have a double celebration: we are delighted to welcome Viva as a new customer and our owned fleet hits the 400 aircraft milestone with this delivery,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. “We are excited to support Viva’s rapid growth with some of the most technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft available.” 

“We would like to thank BOC Aviation for helping us grow our fleet, with leading engine technology and optimum cabin experience for our passengers. This is key for our growth strategy, operating a very young and reliable fleet, offer customer-focused service, and market leading low fares,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, Chief Executive Officer, Viva Aerobus.

Viva Aerobus is a Mexican low-cost airline fully owned by the largest bus company group in Mexico, IAMSA. Based in Monterrey International Airport, Mexico, Viva started operations in November 2006 and currently operates a fleet of 73 Airbus A320 and A320NEO family aircraft to more than 40 destinations serving Colombia, Cuba, the United States and Mexico with more than 100,000 flights per year. Its six bases are located in Cancun, Mexico City, Mérida, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Allegiant and Viva Aerobus form new commercial alliance agreement

A fully-Integrated alliance will bring more nonstop flights, lower fares for leisure travel between the U.S. and Mexico

Allegiant Chairman and CEO Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. and Viva Aerobus Chief Executive Officer Juan Carlos Zuazua, photographed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The airlines today announced plans for a fully-integrated Commercial Alliance Agreement, designed to dramatically expand options for nonstop leisure air travel between the United States and Mexico, while lowering fares to make travel more accessible and affordable for residents of both nations. (Photo: Henri Sagalow)

Allegiant and Viva Aerobus today announced plans for a fully-integrated Commercial Alliance Agreement, designed to dramatically expand options for nonstop leisure air travel between the United States and Mexico, while lowering fares to make travel more accessible and affordable for residents of both nations. The alliance is not only the first such venture for Las Vegas-based Allegiant and Viva Aerobus but is also first-of-its-kind in the airline industry between two ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs). 

Allegiant and Viva Aerobus have submitted a joint application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting approval of and antitrust immunity for the alliance.  Allegiant will also make an equity investment of $50 million in Viva Aerobus, and Allegiant Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. is expected to join the Viva Aerobus Board of Directors. The transactions are also subject to clearance by the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission.

Combining the unique product offerings, networks and market experience of two of the world's fastest-growing ULCCs, the alliance will achieve important public benefits that neither Allegiant nor Viva Aerobus could provide independently.

Saturday 31 July 2021

ACG delivers an Airbus A321neo to Viva Aerobus

Leasing giant Aviation Capital Group confirmed the delivery of one new Airbus A321neo aircraft on a long-term lease to Viva Aerobus. This aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, is the second of three A321neo aircraft ACG will lease to Viva Aerobus as part of a sale and leaseback transaction between ACG and the airline.

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Saturday 8 August 2020

Airbus Foundation, Viva Aerobus and Volaris support COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico

Airbus Foundation, Viva Aerobus and Volaris support COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with Aviation Sans Frontières and Mexican airlines Viva Aerobus and Volaris, have joined forces to transport and donate 336,000 surgical masks and 6,560 face shields to the Mexican Red Cross. The highly- demanded Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will help support Mexico’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 in Mexico. 

The Airbus Foundation, Viva Aerobus and Aviation Sans Frontières, will transport surgical masks to be donated to the Red Cross in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. Volaris, the Airbus Foundation and Aviation Sans Frontières will transport surgical masks and face shields to be donated to the Mexican Red Cross in Mexico City. Both airlines will leverage their latest A320neo deliveries originating from Airbus global headquarters in Toulouse. 

Tuesday 17 December 2019

CDB Aviation Delivers First of Two A320neo Aircraft to New Customer Viva Aerobus

CDB Aviation, a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the delivery of the first of two Airbus A320neo aircraft as part of a sale and leaseback transaction with a new airline customer, Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, Viva Aerobus.

“We are delighted to execute this latest transaction for two A320neos in Latin America, supporting Viva Aerobus‘ expansion as one of Mexico’s fastest-growing airlines,” commented Luis Da Silva, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial, Americas.

The A320neo aircraft are configured in a single-class layout, fitted with 186 seats. The second aircraft is expected to join the carrier’s all-Airbus fleet in the first quarter of 2020.

Sunday 15 July 2018

More Airbus aircraft for Viva Aerobus?

Airbus will be announcing a repeat order for 40 A320neo family aircraft from Viva Aerobus during the Farnborough Air Show, according to a number of sources at the European planemaker.

At list prices the potential order would be worth around $1.4billion, however, a repeat customer discount would apply as Viva Aerobus has already ordered some 52 Airbus aeroplanes, and has a fleet of  22 Airbus A320ceo and 4 Airbus A320neo. 

Viva Aerobus is the leading low-cost airline in Mexico flying a fleet of modern aircraft and are rapidly grown all across Latin America.  The airline started flying on 30th November 2006, with the first flight being between Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Leon, Guanajuato.  So far the airline has carried some 32 million passengers and operates 115 daily flights on over 60 routes and employs over 1100 people.

Viva Aerobus matra is "always safe, always reliable and always low prices."  and has recently announced the launch of another two domestic routes: Toluca-Cancun and Toluca- Monterrey. Both routes will start on19th October 19. The Cancun service will fly 3 times a week while the Monterrey route will have 4 flights a week. 

(Photos Viva Aerobus)

Friday 22 June 2018

Viva Aerobus will take off to Mexico City from New York

Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline, announces that it will be flying to Mexico City from John F. Kennedy International Airport. This new route will start operations on October 18th with a daily flight and with prices starting from USD $99.

''The opening of new connectivity options, with affordable prices, will bring New York and Mexico closer. It will continue positioning our country [Mexico] as a great tourist world power. It will facilitate the air access of New Yorkers to Mexico City and, from there, to any of our wonderful travel destinations", mentioned Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York.

This is the second international route of Viva Aerobus to/from Mexico City and will start operations on October 18th.
Viva Aerobus will offer a daily flight with prices starting from USD $99
In its first year of operation, more than 132 thousand seats will be available to travellers.