Viva Aerobus Opens First Route to Quito, Ecuador
Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus announced a historical agreement for its first flight to Ecuador, as both countries agree that the flight will increase connectivity and business opportunities.
The airline will offer three weekly flights starting on June 16, 2023, from Cancun, Mexico, to Quito, Ecuador. The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, Quito Tourism, the Quintana Roo government, the operator of the Quito International Airport (Quiport) and the operator of the Cancun International Airport (ASUR), led the inauguration of this new route.
Mara Lezama Espinosa, Governor, Quintana Roo, explained that the route is a major step to enhance connectivity between the Mexican Caribbean and the rest of the world. Lezama highlighted that the route offers opportunities for Ecuadorian tourists to visit Mexico while fostering growth in Quintana Roo.
Viva Aerobus said ticket prices will start at US$89 plus taxes for a single trip, while highlighting that the airline’s fleet is the youngest in Mexico, made up of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft with an average age of 5.28 years.
Niels Olsen, Minister of Tourism, Ecuador, highlighted that the flight reaffirms confidence in Ecuador, while improving connectivity and benefits for customers. Maria Cristina Rivadeneira, General Manager, Quito Tourism, added that the flight builds a “beneficial bridge” for Mexico and Ecuador and explained that Ecuador wants more Mexicans in Quito. Rivadeneira hopes that Mexicans can learn about Ecuador’s cultural richness, while exceeding the country’s visitor goal.
“It fills us with enthusiasm to arrive in this beautiful country and to be able to serve its passengers with customer-focused service, a modern fleet and really low prices so people can get the most out of their trips, while favoring the local economy," said Juan Carlos Zuazua, Director General, Viva Aerobus.