A few years ago, the greatest budget airline of europe, Ryanair, took interest in the mexican market. When arriving, they where called “Ryanmex”. After some negotiations, they decided to team up with a bus company called “Grupo IAMSA”. As a result, Viva Aerobus was born as the first REAL low budget airline, naming Monterrey as their hub.
They started with only 2 (old) Boeing 737-300 but now they have an all Airbus A320 fleet. 22 are currently in their fleet and another 38 are coming their way. The current aircraft age average is around 4.5 years.
It is one of Mexico’s most used airlines and no doubt it will keep growing in the future.
Their livery is based on the mexican flag colors used in a “fun” way and fits very nicely the A320. I think IF is missing some more mexican content, we do have Aeromexico, some Mexicana and a little bit of Volaris, but Viva Aerobus is now a “must” when talking about mexican airlines.
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