Viva Aerobus Signs Historic Pact, Faces PROFECO’s Accusations
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Viva Aerobus Signs Historic Pact, Faces PROFECO’s Accusations

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Emilio Aristegui By Emilio Aristegui | Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 11/18/2021 - 17:03

Viva Aerobus suffered a turbulent week, as the airline proudly announces its participation in one of the most relevant decarbonization agreements in the aviation industry while its being targeted alongside Volaris by local regulators for its allegedly abusive practices.

New routes between Mexico and Canada were also announced this week, as Canadian airline Flair opened flights to Cancun and Los Cabos.

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Viva Aerobus Commits to Decarbonization

The Mexican airline committed to the “Target True Zero 2030s” pact alongside 19 other international airlines committed to the search for new sustainable propulsion technologies, with electric airplanes surging as a possibility to minimize climate change. “We are very proud to be part of the Target True Zero initiative in the World Economic Forum, proof of the commitment we have at Viva Aerobus with carbon-free aviation and with the global teamwork it requires,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, General Director, Viva Aerobus.

PROFECO Investigates Carry-on Luggage Tariffs

Mexico's Federal Consumer Prosecutor's Office (PROFECO) penalized Viva Aerobus and Volaris with suspension stamps after several complaints accused both airlines of charging illegal carry-on luggage fees. Suspension stamps represent a warning for both companies but PROFECO highlighted that their regular operations would continue to prevent affecting passengers’ schedules. In response, Volaris and Viva Aerobus claimed that their carry-on luggage policies fully comply with the Civil Aviation Law.

PROFECO Dismisses Replies by Volaris and Viva Aerobus

In response to the comments made by both airlines, PROFECO answered: “The actions of the airlines Viva Aerobus and Volaris constitute abusive practices and misleading advertisement... The airlines Viva Aerobus and Volaris do not comply with the provisions because they do not respect the right to transport carry-on luggage in all their rates.”

Flair Airlines Opens Flights to Cancun and Los Cabos

The Canadian ultra-low-cost airline continues to expand operations, and is now set to begin flights from Vancouver, Abbotsford, Edmonton, Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo to Cancun and Los Cabos. “Starting in February, Canadians will enjoy affordable, sunny winter getaways to Cancun and Los Cabos without breaking the bank,” said Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer, Flair Airlines.

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