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Viva Aerobus Starts Service at Miami International Airport

Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus celebrated their first departure from Miami International Airport on Monday, July 1st, 2024.  The carrier will now operate three weekly flights between MIA and Monterrey, and will launch twice weekly flights to Merida on July 2nd.

The Inaugural Arrival of Viva Aerobus at MIA on July 1, 2024, Gets a Water Cannon Salute From Miami-Dade Fire Rescue – Courtesy MIA

On Tuesday (July 2, 2024), Miami International Airport (MIA) announced the debut of Viva Aerobus with their first flight from MIA to Monterrey taking flight on Monday, July 1st, 2024.  The Miami-Monterrey route will operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while twice weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Merida will start today (July 2nd).  The routes will be service with the carrier’s A320 and A321 Family aircraft with 186 and 240 seats, respectively.

Speaking at MIA on Monday, Miami0Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, said,

“I proudly welcome Viva Aerobus and its five weekly flights to Miami-Dade County, which will provide our residents and visitors with another convenient travel option to Mexico.  For decades, Mexico has ranked among MIA’s three busiest international travel markets, and I am excited to see Viva Aerobus meet that strong demand with its new service to Monterrey and Merida.  Viva Mexico!”

A Mariachi Band Was Part of the Viva Aerobus Inaugural Celebration at MIA – Courtesy MIA

Also commenting on the carrier’s MIA debut, Viva Aerobus’ CEO, Juan Carlos Zuazua, added,

“We are excited to begin operating these new routes, connecting Miami to Viva Aerobus’ hometown of Monterrey, as well as the beautiful city of Merida, in the Yucatan peninsula.  Miami is a key part of our major expansion strategy in the US, as these routes will allow passengers to fly non-stop and low fares between these regions, plus allowing them to connect through our Monterrey and Merida hubs to over 30 key destinations in Mexico, including its biggest cities and most popular leisure destinations.”

Gianfranco Puppio Perez, Communications Director, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin M. Cabrera; Ralph Cutié, MIA Director and CEO; Adrián Torija, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Viva Aerobus; Eliel Campuzano Mendiola, Acting Consul General for Mexico in Miami; Stefanie Sass, Chief of Staff to the Miami-Dade County Chief Operations Officer; Rolando Aedo, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Basil Binns, MIA Deputy Director for Business Development, Retention and Administration – Courtesy MIA

Mexico was Miami International Airport’s third largest international market in 2023, with nearly 1.6 million passengers.  Viva Aerobus joins American Airlines in offering weekly flights from MIA to Monterrey and Merida.  Monterrey-based Viva Aerobus started operations in 2006, and expects to operate 190 daily flights in 2024.  The Mexican LCC is the fourth airline to launch new passenger service at MIA this year, joining Condor, LEVEL and Avelo Airlines.


Source: Miami International Airport


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