VivaAerobus (Monterrey) will launch new international service to DFW International Airport from two of Mexico’s largest cities, Guadalajara and from Monterrey, starting on March 28, 2015. The low cost carrier will use Airbus A320 aircraft and will operate out of DFW’s International Terminal D three times per week. VivaAerobus also plans to launch service from DFW to Cancun in July of 2015.
VivaAerobus currently serves 21 destinations in Mexico with hubs in Monterrey and Cancun, and also serves three U.S. destinations in addition to DFW Airport. Headquartered in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Viva Aerobus is co-owned by IAMSA, Mexico’s largest bus company conglomerate, and the founders of Ryanair, Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier.
When service begins in March, VivaAerobus will become the eighth international carrier to start service at DFW since 2011, extending the Airport’s recent run of international expansion. Since 2011, DFW has added 25 new international routes, 18 of those to new international destinations.
Copyright Photo; Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157) was formerly operated by Livingston.
New Livingston has been granted by Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) the revalidation of its Operating License, as per art. 9, paragraph 1, of EU Regulation n. 1008/2008.
All connections continue regularly and are confirmed as planned. At the same time tickets, reservations and contracts will be honored without any interruption, even after July 14, 2014.
On June 27, 2014, the Court of Busto Arsizio has appointed Mr Oliviero Tessera as judicial commissioner of the procedure of “concordato preventivo con riserva”, whose petition for admission had been submitted by New Livingston on June 25.
The above procedure is intended to strengthen New Livingston financial structure and improve its commercial and industrial efficiency.
New Livingston wishes to thank again the customers, the suppliers and own employees for their trust and constant support.
Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157) taxies at Bologna.
Livingston Compagnia Aerea (2nd) (New Livingston) (Milan-Malpensa) will cease operations on July 14 after the ENAC announced the revocation of its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The airline is guaranteeing its flights until then and is also appealing the decision.
On June 25 the airline issued this statement:
New Livingston has filed a petition with the Court of Busto Arsizio for the admission to the settlement with creditors procedure pursuant to article 161, paragraph 6 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law (so called “concordato preventivo”).
New Livingston resolved to apply for the above mentioned instrument, in order to overcome a temporary financial crisis ascribable to, inter alia, the bankruptcy of Aeradria S.p.A., significant delays in collecting certain credits and the recent revocation of the PSO route Alghero – Roma Fiumicino and vice versa (in connection with such measure, a claim against Regione Autonoma della Sardegna is still in progress). The above, in compliance with the so-called “par condicio creditorum”.
New Livingston has already provided to ENAC the documentation needed in order to immediately obtain the revocation of the suspension measure of its carries license starting from 00:01 of July 14, 2014 or the issuance of a provisional carrier license, on the basis of article 9, paragraph 1, of the Regulation (EC) No. 1008/2008 and paragraph 4.6 of the Circular ENAC EAL-16 of 27 February 2008.
New Livingston will continue its full operation of scheduled connections guaranteeing its high standards of quality and safety.
The second version of Livingston started operations on March 31, 2012.
Previously on December 15, 2011 Riccardo Toto bought the assets of defunct Livingston Energy Flight (1st) from the company in receivership. The name “Livingston” was reborn. The airline is privately held.
The company currently operates three Airbus A320s and the main route is from Rome to Alghero, Sardinia.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157) holds short of the runway at Palma de Mallorca (PMI).
VivaAerobus (Mexico City) formally launched its fleet transition to A320 aircraft today (May 14), after the airline started operating its first three Airbus A320 aircraft in April. The low cost carrier will receive an additional two A320s before the end of 2014. The A320s, powered by IAE, are configured in an all economy 180 seat configuration, 32 additional seats or a 22 percent increase in capacity as compared to VivaAerobus’ existing fleet of Boeing 737-300s.
The A320s will bring VivaAerobus improved fuel efficiency, performance and range, allowing the airline to ultimately expand its network service throughout Mexico and beyond. The aircraft will be based in the airline’s Cancun hub and fly to Mexico City, Monterrey, Veracruz, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Reynosa and Torreon. Additionally, the aircraft will operate from Mexico City to Reynosa and from Monterrey to Mazatlan.
By the end of 2016, the airline will have completed its fleet transition from 737-300 to become an all-Airbus operator. In October 2013 VivaAerobus signed a purchase agreement for 52 Airbus A320 Family aircraft (40 A320neo and 12 A320ceo), representing the biggest Airbus aircraft order by a single airline in Latin American history.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. A nice ramp portrait of Airbus A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157) at Dublin.
VivaAerobus (vivaaerobus.com) (Monterrey) will soon become a new Airbus A320 operator, gradually replacing its Boeing 737-300s with newer Airbus A320s. The first, former Livingston A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157), has arrived back in Dublin following its repainting in Montpellier, France.
Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle/AirlinersGallery.com. EI-ERH arrives back at Dublin, pending delivery from SMBC on lease.