“Low-cost airline Viva Air, which operates in Colombia and Peru, said on Thursday it is has received a $50 million investment from U.S. capital fund the Cartesian Capital Group, which it will direct toward expansion plans.
The airline, owned by Irelandia Aviation LLC of Dublin, said last year it is spending $5.2 billion to buy 50 Airbus planes which it hopes will help make it the top low-cost carrier in Latin America. It also announced plans to expand to a third country in 2020.”
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Viva Air (Colombia) has announced a new nonstop international route between Miami and Santa Marta. This will be the first direct route ever offered between the two cities with the first flights departing December 18, 2018.
Viva Air will operate 3 flights per week between Miami and Santa Marta on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:38 am.
The airline has offered nonstop flights from Miami to Medellin since December 2015, carrying more than 150,000 passengers.
All images by the airline.
GECAS has delivered the third of 10 new Airbus A320ceo (HK-5273, msn 8519) aircraft to Viva Air Colombia.
Named “Claudia Obando”, the aircraft has a special pink livery for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The aircraft was delivered from Hamburg to Bogota, Colombia via Keflavik and Bangor.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by GECAS and Viva Air Colombia): Vivaair.com (Viva Air Colombia) Airbus A320-214 WL D-AXAF (HK-5273) (msn 8519) (Tocate) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 943932.
Viva Air Colombia aircraft slide show: