Viva Aerobus Reports Post-Pandemic SuccessBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 07/08/2021 - 13:27
This June, Viva Aerobus surpassed its monthly passengers record for the second month in a row with 1.36 million passengers, an increase of 31 percent when compared to June 2019, announced the company through a press release. These numbers point to a sustained recovery, argues the ultra-low-cost airline. Its occupancy rate in June was 88.1 percent, one of the highest registered during the month across both national and international airlines.
“Other than consolidating ourselves as one of the first airlines to surpass the pre-pandemic demand, we beat, once more, our record of monthly passengers thanks to over 1.36 million passengers that trust our value proposition at Vira Aerobus,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, Director General of the company, in the press release. He credited this growth to the airline’s strict safety measures, low prices, punctual flights and the youngest fleet in Mexico. June 2021 also represented a 0.99 percent increase from the previous month, making the airline optimistic thanks to its slowly improving numbers. July could deliver a higher number as it is characterized by high demand for domestic travel due to the summer break.
What Comes Next?
Thanks to the growth in passenger traffic, Viva Aerobus is increasing its flights in Mexico by adding three new routes connecting Mexico City to Quintana Roo, Nuevo Leon and Sinaloa, shared the company through a press release. The flight between Mexico City and Cozumel, Quintana Roo, began operations on July 5; the flight between Cozumel and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon on July 2; and the flight between Cancun and Culiacan, Sinaloa, on July 3. Viva Aerobus also announced flights connecting Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Huatulco, Oaxaca, which began operations on July 3.
The routes will allow Viva Aerobus to push forward and contribute to the development of Mexico’s commercial and touristic sectors, particularly during this holiday period. “We keep increasing our offer of routes, while sticking with all preventive measures, to contribute to the touristic recovery. With our low prices, we take care of our customers’ pockets, who by saving on their mobility have more resources available for their trips, benefitting local economies. Our passengers can travel knowing that their health is our priority,” said Walfred Castro, Director of Corporate Communication at Viva Aerobus, according to the press release.